I don't particularly care for Jessica Chastain, so I wasn't particularly dying to see this film, as I heard that she was the only strong part of the film, but on a bit of a whim, I decided to head out to see "Miss Sloane", and I was not disappointed.
This is one of the few performances in which Jessica Chastain didn't get on my nerves. I'm not sure what it is about most of her performances that annoys me; maybe I find her to be whiny, but in this film, I thought she fit the role very well. She commanded the screen with confidence and conveyed the right emotions at the right times, even through her subtle mannerisms. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is also very good in her supporting role, a natural fit to the role, and sometimes even managing to steal the screen from Chastain. Michael Stuhlbarg, John Lithgow, and Mark Strong also deliver extremely good supporting performances, accenting Chastain well.
I had heard that the writing of this film was rather dry, but I do not agree with that statement. I thought that it was an interesting political thriller that kept me guessing and didn't sugar-coat things. It showed the dog-eat-dog side of politics and did so in a way that pleased the audience. I also thought that this story was told effectively through the film's use of flashbacks.
Overall, I really liked "Miss Sloane". I thought that Chastain's performance was very good, and that it was an interesting and well-made political drama/thriller. I wish that it had recieved some more theatrical attention, but I caught it at my very last chance to see it.
Big Tuna's Rating: A-
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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