Breach

posted by Jeff | Sunday, February 25, 2007, 8:30 PM | comments: 3

I saw Breach today, the more or less true story of the spy they busted back in 2001. Overall, not a bad film, but honestly the entire strength of the screenplay rested on the guy being a creepy bastard. If it's based on the facts, they guy didn't really do visibly naughty things, leaving only his creepiness to make a movie.

Anyway, the leads were forgettable if you ask me. What I liked was all of the peripheral characters. Laura Linney was bad ass as the FBI director. Dennis Haysbert was another FBI guy, who of course you can't not watch. And the big surprise was that Caroline Dhavernas, yes, the Wonderfalls girl, was in it playing with a Russian accent as Ryan Phillipe's wife. I dig her, I hope she gets more work.

Time to struggle through the Oscars...


Comments

Neuski, February 26, 2007, 2:29 AM #

We watched the movie last night and felt like it was on the boring side. Take away the "true story" tag and it would have been extremely forgettable. I wish there would have been interaction between Cooper's character and the other countries.

draegs, February 26, 2007, 10:50 PM #

That's a shame to hear as I've been somewhat of a fan of Chris Cooper. I was planning on seeing Breach at some point...at least I know to go into it with lowered expectations.

Neuski, February 27, 2007, 2:11 PM #

The acting was good. The cast just needed a better story to work with.


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