5 August 2010

Movie week, day 4: The Ghost Writer

[ 4/5 | IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes ]

Ewan McGregor gets hired to finish ghost writing ex-Prime Minister Pierce Brosnan's memoirs after the previous writer is found dead from an apparent drunken drowning. The chaos of an unhappy household--containing wife and mistress--gets more complicated as the PM gets thrown under the wheels of The Hague's International Criminal Court. Did you know that the United States (and their pals China, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Qatar, and Yemen) voted against joining the ICC? Anyway, by staying in the US, Pierce Brosnan saves his ass from being prosecuted. There was one spoiler-tastic misstep, I felt, but overall the movie was a ripping good Polanski yarn.

[ posted by sstrader on 5 August 2010 at 10:08:13 PM in Movie week ]