State of Play

{5/5} “‘I see you redecorated.’ ‘Yeah, I moved the couch a couple of feet.'”

Cal is a well-known and well-liked newspaper reporter, and Della is a young reporter who writes a blog for the same paper. They’re thrown together on the story of a congressman caught in a scandal — the congressman, Stephen, happens to be Cal’s college roommate. But there’s more going on than meets the eye — eventually they discover a connection to a huge corporate conspiracy.

State of Play was released in 2009.

If you somehow missed this movie when it came out, as I did, now is the time to watch it. Some aspects of the movie might seem familiar but they’re put together in a unique way.

Cal is a great character — he knows everyone and is willing to put himself in danger to get to the truth. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat.

The movie is based on the British TV series of the same name.

Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind) plays Cal and Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris) plays Della. Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting) plays Stephen and Robin Wright (Forrest Gump) plays his wife Ann. Helen Mirren (The Queen) plays Cal and Della’s boss and Jeff Daniels (the TV show The Newsroom) plays a congressman that Stephen works with.

The movie was directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland).

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