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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Tense scenes, including a suicide threat.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Reference to prostitutes.
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Some strong language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Social drinking, smoking, reference to drug use.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has some strong language and references to drug use and prostitutes. There are tense and upsetting scenes, including a suicide threat. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Christensen does a decent job, though we are never as charmed by Glass as his colleagues at The New Republic. Although the movie's introduction makes it clear that Glass is a liar, screenwriter/director Billy Ray (Hart's War) manages to keep us unsettled by not always letting us know what is real and what is imagined by Glass.
Maybe it is just being forewarned that makes Glass seem less ingratiating than just grating. Ray has a good feel for the culture and atmosphere of the community of Washington journalists -- overworked, underpaid, and a little too smart and inbred. There are splendid performances by Sarsgaard, Zahn, and especially Hank Azaria as the late Michael Kelly.
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