A very dry story and nothing that we havent seen before with more bite and a better execution. Now the good thing is that Hugh Jackman and Vera Farmiga both turn into really good performances. Jackman especially stands out and was perfectly cast in that role. He deserved more attention that he received. I also liked J.K. Simmons who gave very good support.The storytelling however was not captivating at all. It was very pale and I think with another director other than Jason Reitman and a better developed screenplay this could have been a very interesting and exciting polit drama because the sources were good enough they just were not used.Dont get me wrong it is by far not a bad film, its just a film that mostly is just there. Not a film that has to be seen, which is sad because in the very political time we are currently living in a better film had been more worthwhile.Oh I found another posiitv thing.. the score / soundtrack that did have bite but couldnt save the boring screenplay at all. Oh well... watch it for the performances.... but even if you dont you wont miss too much.
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The Front Runner (2018)
The Front Runner is a movie starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, and J.K. Simmons. American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.
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Gary Hart, a U.S. senator from Colorado, is the widely accepted front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to vice-president Walter Mondale, Hart decides to run for President of the United States. At one point during his campaign, against the will of his manager Bill Dixon, Hart challenges the press and public to "follow him around" while he's not campaigning on weekends. This proves to be a mistake when in 1987, photos of him and journalist Donna Rice are published by Miami Herald Reporters. In a desperate attempt to clear his name, Hart tries to fix his reputation at a news event concerning the affair but to no avail. Because of the consequences of his actions, Hart is disgraced, berated by Dixon, and forced to drop out of the campaign while his wife Oletha remains to be close with him. Donna also announces that she has personally denied sleeping with the now former senator..
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BlahReviewed byAlexander_BlanchettVote: 6/10
Remember growing up the scandal of one U.S. Senator Gary Hart and how his affair and love making drama with a hot and sexy Donna Rice would ruin and end his presidential ambitions. As for the late 1980's this kind of stuff was major news in the media and political world as then the society was just starting to carve up tabloid like gossip. And with this work called "The Front Runner'" it's a showcase of how scandal and media would destroy a man's political life. The film blends well with how media and politics rub with one another as it's front page sensation. Also the movie is well supported with themes of trust, ethics, accountability, guilt, and morality.
After 1984 when U.S. senator Gary Hart(Hugh Jackman) had a second place finish in the democratic primary he returns four years later for the 1988 run as the top favored donkey to win the nomination. As he's a different kind a Colorado western guy who talks technology, jobs, and peace all while appealing to the youth vote. At the time Hart feels comfortable with the press, though soon he sees just what a media sideshow it has become as questions and past statements are personal and revealing.
When the press and media does detective like spy work on Hart from airports to townhouses and campaign stops it's clear that life and privacy is a no win for Gary. Overall very very good film that takes you back to the times of the late 80's just to see how powerful that the press and media can be when it reveals secrets of moral and ethic choices as it's clear it changes the game for the powerful as Gary Hart would discover and the nation would see privacy and actions are no longer a private right and when revealed moral and emotional guilt changes things forever as in 1988 this scandal was just the start for a scandal hungry media to play wolf on politics, and powerful candidates who wanted more.
Hugh jackman was boring in this movie, the topic is about ethics that has become somewhat irrelevant by today standards. won't win any awards and easily forgettable.