MISS SLOANE

"Talky, Hopeless Character Study"

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MISS SLOANE stars Jessica Chastain as Elizabeth Sloane, a ruthless, self-destructive lobbyist known for winning in the game of politics. Usually, Sloane is known for her work fighting for the free market. However, when the National Rifle Association, the NRA, confronts her to join their fight for fewer gun restrictions, she decides to go against them instead. This decision forces her to leave her current firm and move to a smaller, boutique firm to fight the NRA, one of the wealthiest lobbying organizations in Washington.

Despite some good acting and direction, MISS SLOANE is too talky, Also, it has a strong politically correct, humanist worldview that doesn’t offer much hope. The title character is her own worst enemy. She becomes addicted to prescription pills that keep her awake all night to work more. She also hires a prostitute for intimacy rather than spend time developing a real relationship. The movie’s final twist implies it’s more about Miss Sloane and her character rather than the debate over guns. Overall, MISS SLOANE is a talky character study that leaves viewers with a hopeless feeling.

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(HH, PCPC, AbAb, LLL, V, S, N, A, DD, MM) Strong hopeless, humanist, politically correct worldview that makes the National Rifle Association the villains and movie falsely claims that getting a gun is easier than getting a driver’s license (though one or two scenes show the benefits of gun ownership), with some strong Anti-Christian behavior where self-destructive title character goes to a church during a service and fakes her belief in order to help her work, mentions of a perverted priest and nun, and one mention of a “gift from God” by the NRA villains; at least 43 obscenities (including about 13 “f” words) and 11 mostly strong profanities; woman held at gun point and a man killed; implied sex with a prostitute; upper male nudity, woman in underwear; alcohol use; no smoking but abuse of prescription drugs; deceit and a joke is made about abortion.

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MISS SLOAN is about a ruthless, self-destructive lobbyist who goes against the National Rifle Association. MISS SLOANE is a strong politically correct, humanist movie, with lots of foul language, that shows little hope, but it does have some good acting and camera work.

Jessica Chastain plays Elizabeth Sloane, a ruthless, self-destructive woman known for winning in the game of politics. Usually Sloane is known for her work in the free market, but when she’s confronted by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to take on their fight for fewer gun regulations, Sloane takes it upon herself to fight against them instead. She feels this is the one thing in the fight for the free market she can’t support. This forces her to leave her current firm and move to a smaller, boutique firm to fight the NRA, one of the wealthiest lobbying organizations in Washington.

The team that Sloane has around her is working hard, but when Sloane outs one of the key team members with an extremely personal story, she loses the trust of her teammates. The self-destructive Miss Sloane will do anything to win.

MISS SLOANE is a long-winded, drawn out movie that’s dialogue heavy. However, it does have some good camera work, and the music adds immensely to the suspense. It may be that Jessica Chastain took this role thinking it may help her receive an Oscar, and the subject matter is just what the critics like, an agenda driven, drawn out piece with lots of dialogue. Chastain does do a good job portraying the character, but some of the ancillary acting wasn’t on the same level.

MISS SLOANE is a strong humanist movie that doesn’t show much hope. Sloane is her own worst enemy, becoming addicted to prescription pills that keep her awake all night to work more. She also hires a prostitute for intimacy rather then spending the time on a relationship. The movie’s twist implies that the movie’s focus is more about Miss Sloane and her self-destructive behavior instead of the movie’s anti-gun message. Actually, though one or two scenes show the benefits of gun ownership, the movie falsely claims that buying a gun is easier than getting a driver’s license. Overall, however, the movie is a talky character study offering viewer little reason to hope.

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