MISS SLOANE (15)
D: John Madden
EuropaCorp/Filmnation/Archery/Canal+/Cine+/France 2 Cinema (Ariel Zeitoun, Ben Browning & Kris Thykier)
W: Jonathan Pera
DP: Sebastian Blenkov
Ed: Alexander Berner
Mus: Max Richter
Jessica Chastain (Elizabeth Sloane), Mark Strong (Rodolfo Schmidt), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Esme Manucharian), Alison Pill (Jane Molloy), Michael Stuhlbarg (Pat Connors), Sam Waterston (George Dupont), John Lithgow (US Senator Ron Sperling)
Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) takes on US congress in this incredibly America-centric political drama.
As a high-stakes power broker for a top firm, Miss Sloane turns face after being approached by a firearms company to work her magic and make weapons more appealing for women. This culminates in the businesswoman fighting congress and the right to bear arms, an argument which means much more on the other side of the Atlantic than it does in the UK.
A good performance from Chastain does carry the film, but the story itself is likely to be divisive between those who are about the issue religiously, and those who really couldn't care less. Unfortunately, I belong in the latter camp.