Movie Review: Fair Game

7 Jan

I am attending omy’s event for the first time and I am glad to watch Fair Game at this exclusive Shaw Preview Theatre this evening.  Like myself, the couple sitting beside me must have had enjoyed themselves terribly as the gentleman kept on laughing out loud at the weirdest intervals and the lady shaking her legs uncontrollably.  However, pardon me for the lack of a funny bone, but seriously I do not find the firing of gun at the funeral or the scene when Joe Wilson was touching up his face for the TV appearance anything funny 🙂


Fair Game Review

The film kicked off with Kulua Lumpur’s twin tower as the backdrop and Naomi Watts as Valerie Plame, the CIA operative agent. Fair Game is a suspense-action thriller based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) and her husband Joe Wilson (Sean Penn).

In the movie, Valerie Plame is the CIA operative whose secret was exposed by the columnist Robert Novak. She runs a team of spies in her office and one of her operations is to spirit away nuclear scientists from Iraq. Her husband, Joe Wilson is an ex-diplomat who has served 3 US administrations, 5 African countries and was the last American diplomat to meet Saddam Hussein. Later, he was sent to Niger by the CIA to investigate the sale of yellowcake between Africa and Iraq. When his findings did not stop the White House from declaring war to Iraq, he took the matter in his own hands and had his views published. To discredit him, a political press leak on Valerie’s cover was blown up in papers and immediately destroyed her career, strained their marriage and put their lives in danger.

In the verge breaking down and tearing apart, the story took a turn and the couple stood up and fought back.

Overall it may be another typical egoistic America movie but nonetheless, it is an entertaining film with great political insights and watching both Naomi Watts’s and Sean Penn’s remarkable performance is already worth the dollars.



One Response to “Movie Review: Fair Game”


  1. Movie Preview: FAIR GAME « OMY BLOG CLUB - January 12, 2011

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