This searing, political drama based on Valerie Plame’s memoirs, was directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity). I wasn’t expecting a good movie, despite its good premise, but this film grabs you by the neck and doesn’t let go until the end. There is a good chemistry between Naomi Watts and Sean Penn that makes the film even more satisfying; they previously worked together in 21 Grams.
The psychosis, typical of people fighting events bigger than themselves, is not present in this movie, just the will to see their version of the truth prevail. No matter what side of the story one believes, it is evident that Valerie Plame and former Ambassador Wilson have made a good case.