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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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  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.41G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 112
  • IMDB Rating: 6.4/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 5 / 15

The Synopsis for The Front Runner (2018) 720p

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..

The Director and Players for The Front Runner (2018) 720p

[Director]Jason Reitman
[Role:]Hugh Jackman
[Role:]Mark O'Brien
[Role:]J.K. Simmons
[Role:]Vera Farmiga

The Reviews for The Front Runner (2018) 720p

A sobering account of the changing nature of modern politicsReviewed bythemadmoviemanVote: 7/10

Although you may think you've seen this sort of movie before, telling the story of a presidential campaign and all the chaos and frenzy surrounding it, The Front Runner offers a different approach to the political biopic, with an engrossing and eye-opening account of a turning point in modern history with far, far-reaching consequences, combining with an equally interesting history to provide a riveting watch throughout.

Gary Hart's campaign for 1988 is something that's well-known for those who lived it at the time, but it's a part of recent history that hasn't remained at the centre of the discussion since it happened, and many who are too young to remember the campaign - like myself - might not know anything about this story.

So, at its most basic level, The Front Runner does a great job at telling the story of how Hart came from being the overwhelming favourite for the next President to seeing his campaign fall completely apart, and as a bog-standard biopic, the movie is interesting and entertaining throughout. It does occasionally struggle to shine a light on the more personal and emotional elements of Hart's reaction to events, and although that comment is something that's speaks volumes given the film's key themes, this is a far more factual and historical film as far as biopics go.

However, the film's strongest suit is in its focus on the key theme of privacy, and the role that personality plays in politics. Contrasting political campaigning and the relationship between public officials and the media prior to 1988 with the development of events in this campaign, the film proves a striking and eye-opening account of just how much the dynamics of politics have changed over the years, with Gary Hart's predicament proving a real turning point in history.

That's where the film's most engrossing element comes in, as it crafts itself as a wider discussion about whether journalists, the media and the general public have the right to go nosing into politicians' personal lives, and what damage could be done to the development of politics if personality takes such precedence over policy.

The Front Runner tells a sobering story that weighs up freedom of the press and the importance of privacy, as it shows a hard-working and passionate man fall from grace for something that arguably has no relationship whatsoever with his political career, something that I found fascinating to learn and think about right the way through.

Hugh Jackman's performance as Gary Hart plays in well to the film's angle on the subject, with a likable and respectable turn that both endears you to Hart as an honest and dedicated politician, as well as brings you closer to his way of thinking, and how he reacts to the chaos that unfolds in his campaign due to an unexpected media frenzy, and even though the screenplay doesn't quite play that right, Jackman's performance is all you need to get on side with Hart and put yourself in his shoes.

Now, while the movie brilliantly portrays the debate about privacy and personality and their role in modern politics, the one thing that it doesn't quite manage to pull off is that irreverent chaos and farce that surrounds political campaigning in particular.

The film certainly tries to do this, with an opening act that's filled with quick-fire discussions and a handful of jokes, but it lacks a zippy energy and pace that other films like The Big Short and In The Loop do so well, instead failing to work well as a satire on the chaos and frenzy of politics simply due to a lack of rapid comic energy.

With that said, The Front Runner is still an enthralling watch, not only for how it details the story of a major campaign that went so badly wrong, but also for its intriguing and thought-provoking discussion about the changing nature of politics in the modern day.

A Smart FilmReviewed bygpswensonVote: 7/10

In an age where politics is so fiercely polarized it was refreshing to see a film about politics that opens windows and allows the viewer to consider a number of possible conclusions. I'm glad Reitman didn't try to preach with this film or paint anyone as a villain. Even the opinions I had already settled into over the years about Hart's relationship with Rice and the role of the press were softened and reconsidered after seeing this. I like that The Front Runner made me look at this time in history from the eyes of so many people I hadn't originally considered were affected by this event. Reitman manages to keep the mood suspenseful without pushing us into hoping for any particular outcome and I think that's pretty artful.This is a film I could enjoy more than once and that I might draw different conclusions from each time I saw it depending on which character spoke to me the most that day. There's a lot going on and all of it is interesting.

a blip in historyReviewed byferguson-6Vote: 5/10

Greetings again from the darkness. Jason Reitman has proven himself to be an outstanding filmmaker who delivers entertaining stories with insightful commentary often accompanied by biting humor. His excellent films include: THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, JUNO, UP IN THE AIR, and one of this year's most underappreciated films, TULLY. His latest is based on the book "All the Truth is Out" by Matt Bai (who also co-wrote the screenplay with Reitman and "House of Cards" Producer Jay Carson), and it tells the story of Colorado Senator Gary Hart and his derailed 1988 campaign for President.

The film begins in 1984 when an idealistic Hart loses the Democrat party nomination to Walter Mondale, who of course, went on to lose the national election to Ronald Reagan. It then picks up as the 1988 campaign is underway and Hart is the party frontrunner, and some say the candidate most likely to win the Presidency. Hugh Jackson plays Hart and is unfortunately burdened with an ill-fitting and distracting wig meant to emulate the lush locks sported by the youthful looking Senator. Vera Famiga plays his wife Lee, and Kaitlyn Dever plays their daughter Andrea. Casting two such fine actresses matters because of what happened during the campaign.

Senator Hart was the favored candidate of the young and the idealistic forces, though the details of his platform were never communicated clearly. Mostly, he was presented as the energetic candidate of hope versus the stodgy Republican Party that had delivered Ronald Regan for 8 years and was now looking to George Herbert Walker Bush. Everything changed for Hart when rumors of marital infidelity, and possibly even an open marriage, began to circulate. When the media asked him, he was defiant ... at times snapping in anger that his personal life was no one's business.

We are taken inside the campaign via many familiar faces, including campaign manager Bill Dixon played by JK Simmons, and a terrific turn by Molly Ephraim as staffer Irene Kelly. We are invited on board the aptly named party yacht "Monkey Business" when Hart first meets Donna Rice (Sara Paxton), setting off what could considered be the birth of political gossip-columns. The Herald and Washington Post are key players here, as are editor Ben Bradlee (Alfred Molina) and iconic journalist Bob Woodward. Apparently this is supposed to show us how politics and the media coverage of politics changed with Gary Hart.

Where the movie lets us down is in not providing any explanation to why Hart was the front runner, whether the U.S. or even the democratic party missed out on a great (or even competent) President, and how in the world Hart was so clueless as to why citizens might have an interest in his personal life activities that included sleeping with a woman (or women) that weren't his wife. By the way, the reason for the last one is character ... and we've since learned it's not as important as what we might have once thought. These are all key issues as to why this is even a story, and whether or not it's interesting enough to re-tell.

Instead of details, we are bombarded with overlapping dialogue and frenetic editing designed to generate some buzz and energy. The reality is that Gary Hart was really not that interesting, and in fact, by denying the importance of character, he thumbed his nose at his supporters. This blip on American history is simply not enough to justify a 2 hour a movie, and Mr. Jackman never seems able to capture the essence of Hart (whatever that essence might have been). There is obvious relevance to how today's press treats personal stories, but a bland candidate makes for a bland movie.

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