Second Trailer for Reitman's 'The Front Runner' Opening Election Day
"This campaign is about the future - not rumors, not sleaze." Sony has released another official US trailer for Jason Reitman's political drama The Front Runner, joining the recent international trailer. This film will be opening in select theaters on Tuesday, November 7th next week - Election Day. In case you want to go catch a film after voting. Based on a true story, Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart, who was going to be President. Instead, he changed American Politics forever. His campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair which then becomes headline news, going beyond just gossip to something that ruins careers. Also starring Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Sara Paxton, Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, Courtney Ford, Ari Graynor, Kevin Pollak, and Alfred Molina. I do recommend seeing this one, it's a poignant & thought-provoking film that ties right into today's politics.
Here's the second US trailer (+ another poster) for Jason Reitman's The Front Runner, from YouTube:
The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart (Hugh Jackman), who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice. As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race – events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage. The Front Runner is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman, director of the films Thank You for Smoking, June, Up in the Air, Young Adult, Labor Day, Men Women & Children, and Tully previously. The screenplay is written by Matt Bai & Jay Carson & Jason Reitman, based on the book All the Truth is Out by Matt Bai. The film is premiering at the Telluride & Toronto Film Festivals. Sony Pictures will release The Front Runner in select theaters November 6th, Election Day, expanding more Thanksgiving.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Wasn't there a song, 'Stop using a sex as a weapon'? They haven't stop, right?
shiboleth on Nov 2, 2018
DAVIDPD on Nov 2, 2018
You know Bo, I was thinking for a while, should I answer this and get in a possibly lengthy discussion or not. And regardless this story. But I can't let it go. I think that people in politics, just like everywhere else, should do whatever they want when sex is in question. Especially being adulterers. Male of female. Everything else is pure moralizing. Asking people about sex and moral in politics is just a lie, a scandal on its own, since people choose that for themselves and not others for them. Trust in politics is not trust in sex relations, whether that be adulterous relationship or not. Promoting faithfulness in sex relation (even if we call it marriage or not) has its public value: the right to choose to do whatever one wants. Public which can't value that also can't value individual values of people.There, I had to say it... Cheers ...
shiboleth on Nov 3, 2018
As you're probably aware Bo, I agree with very much you've said here. But what I am commenting on is the problem of the game itself. The said game, unfortunately, does combine moral issues and politics and that's what I don't like here. Oh, I know that rules have been set for some time. Moralistic ones. But it all makes us idiots for a long time too. Yeah, in a poker style. To make it short and relieve you from too many discussing, I agree with you about the game being stupid. And I absolutely agree with the last sentence, 'find it pretty dysfunctional and full of pretense and filled with people I wouldn't let do my laundry'. At first, I thought your (American) argument was too moralizing (especially from mine, European, perspective). After this, I must (mostly) agree with you. Yeah, cheers ...
shiboleth on Nov 4, 2018
I see this as morality play in many ways, but moreover a lesson in the destructive power of hubris. He didn't think he would get caught, he thought he was above it. I liked Hart as a candidate enough, but I think the days we live in prove to us what people like that can do when in office.
kitano0 on Nov 4, 2018
Well, if he did think what you said he did than he was already caught in the game. Power of hubris is already part of it, some kind of trial for all the players. As said, I don't care about him anymore, but I have problems with the game as a whole. Since, as you already stated, that isn't a real issue anymore and can be only used as a weapon and not as a way of proving someone's credibility.
shiboleth on Nov 4, 2018
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