THE FRONT RUNNER

Rating: M
Length: 113 mins
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons

Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart for Academy Award (R)-nominated director Jason Reitman in the new thrilling drama The Front Runner. The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, 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.

“Brilliantly directed by Jason Reitman, from an intelligent, carefully researched and fast moving screenplay, this enthralling film is a mirror to the shifting relationship between the media and politics, and the events that changed the last 30 years in American history. “ THE OBSERVER.

“Jason Reitman is already a hell of a director, giving us such gems as Juno and Up in the Air. But with The Front Runner he’s taking his mastery of the craft to a new level. There’s nothing heavy-handed about it — it just seems to present the details of the events as they unfolded with commentary. But of course, this is an illusion. Every line of dialog, every camera angle, every beat is precisely engineered.” filmthreat.com

‘The Front Runner’ plays it fast and funny, with a winning Hugh Jackman taking on Gary Hart’s political unravelling” LOS ANGELES TIMES.

“A punchy, absorbing political thriller” SCREEN INTERNATIONAL.

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