Shattered Glass

Year: 2003
Production Co: Lion's Gate
Director: Billy Ray
Writer: Billy Ray
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, Chloe Sevigny, Hank Azaria, Rosario Dawson, Melanie Lynskey, Steve Zahn
The best recent example of how smart dialogue and interesting, original characters can make a movie without having to resort to melodrama or violence of any kind. It follows the true story of Stephen Glass, the New Republic journalist who fabricated nearly every story he produced for the magazine.

Hayden Christensen isn't a talented enough actor to convey the complexities of Glass' motivation, but is surrounded by brilliant characters acted by brilliant performers (notably Chloe Sevigny and Peter Sarsgaard) who gradually overcome the internal politics to uncover the truth. Fascinating, realistic and with the most 3 dimensional characters in a long time.

© 2011-2024 Filmism.net. Site design and programming by psipublishinganddesign.com | adambraimbridge.com | humaan.com.au