Ten Clips from ‘Fair Game’


In all honesty, when I first heard someone mention “Fair Game,” starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, I didn’t realize it was a new movie.

Although I didn’t think I had seen it, “Fair Game” seemed like a movie that had already came out. In retrospect, I was confusing it with “The International” (which stars Watts with Clive Owen), “The Interpreter” (which stars Penn and Nicole Kidman) and roughly 1,000 other movies in this vein that star some combination of those actors and others like them. Plus, the title already was used for a 1995 movie starring William Baldwin and Cindy Crawford and plenty of other movies, including a documentary out this year called “Fair Game?” directed by Mario Van Peebles.

After seeing the trailer and the clips for Watts and Penn’s version of “Fair Game,” I’m getting another case of deja vu. I may not have seen this movie, but I have seen scores of movies just like it.

However, there is definitely an audience for this genre and Doug Liman is an inventive director. Plus, the cast — which includes Watts, Penn, Ty Burrell (TV’s “Modern Family”), Sam Shephard, Bruce McGill and Noah Emmerich — is more than solid.

Hopefully, this one can stand apart from the others and create its own niche.

Look for “Fair Game” — which is “inspired by true events” — to hit theaters Nov. 5.

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4 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. Kat #

    I do want to see this one!

  2. Jen #

    I know exactly what you mean about these kinds of movies!

  3. Josue #

    Did you know, “Cobra,” by Stallone is also based on the book titled “Fair Game?” lol!

  4. Bev #

    “You can’t break me. I don’t have a breaking point.”
    I love the dialogue. I am sure hoping Naomi Watts pulls off this film. The Valerie Plame story is just too important an expose.

    I so wish Robert Novak, Karl Rove and all those pseudo-patriots were given at least the same consequences as Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning is now subject to.

    What’s the difference – except that Manning was responding to a higher ethics than the pseudos (an e in there or not?). Don’t tell me they are with any political party but their own empty insatiable dissociative aggrandizement.

    Thanks for the preview for this film. I’ll be really ticked if it isn’t good enough to get Oscar attention. Naomi seems a little weak in these clips to deliver the steal strength and intelligence the real Valerie has. I hope she comes off better in the full version.

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