Director John Madden’s tough, adult drama Miss Sloane ensures Jessica Chastain an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
Chastain plays a ruthless D.C. lobbyist, who leaves her prestigious firm to work on a suit to curb gun purchases through background checks. Her former firm takes the gun lobby’s side against her and instigates a Senate hearing on her past dealings.
Writer Jonathan Perera has provided Madden with an excellent story and script centered on the concepts that it’s preferable to commit career suicide than suicide by career and it’s necessary to always be one step ahead of one’s competition so you can play the trump card after they’ve think they’ve won.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Alison Pill and John Lithgow all turn in powerful support performances.
If you enjoy intelligent drama, this film is for you.
I give Miss Sloane a 4.6 out of 5.