I turned on NBC one wednesday night at 9:01 expecting to see The West Wing.
Instead, this was on. Even though I only saw the last hour, it was very moving, and far better than the West Wing.
Still, the movie feels very much like the West Wing. The writing is similar, except clearer and easier to understand, and the directing is again similar but clearer. Jeff Goldblum is back in his archetypal charecter, the nerdy yet smart and passionate loyal man. In this case, his career happens to be a journalist, and he does quite a good job at it - just imagine Goldblum talking about how important journalistic impartiality is.
The charecters are also extremely well developed.
The film really presented several points of view, allowing the viewer to decide which one he believes in - the sign of a good film.
This can't be called a TV movie - it's far too good for that. If it was on video, I would buy it in a heartbeat. I'm really disappointed that I only saw the last half of it, but still, I was really moved. Veyr powerful, deep themes. It makes you wonder how often things like this really do happen.
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