The Front Runner

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  113 min.
In theatres: November 21, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 1.00
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Cast: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina

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The Front Runner follows the rise and fall of Senator Gary Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice.

As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race – events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage.

Director: Jason Reitman
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Jason Reitman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Helen Estabrook
Screenplay: Matt Bai, Jay Carson, Jason Reitman
Official Site: TheFrontRunner.Movie

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  • 1 star "Saw it at TIFF. Not sure what the filmmakers (or Hugh Jackman) are trying to say, but I would not want to vote for anyone who was a cheat and a liar either. I'm glad Hart's political career went kaboom. He deserved it. And I don't feel sorry for Donna Rice, even though the movie's secondary plot tried to manipulate the audience into that. She slept with a married man. She knew he was married. She keeps saying how intelligent she is, but she's just a dumb bimbo. She got what she deserved too. The innocent people here are Hart's wife and daughter. That's who I feel for. They got the short end of the stick. What a despicable man she married, she should not have stood by him for a minute (same goes for Hillary - whom I would have more respect for if she'd left Clinton)."