Casino Jack (2010)



Filed under : business, drama, political, review

Recently, I stumbled upon this film as I was in a business and political type mood. Usually, I’m not much into political type movies but when it comes to mixing business and politics – I can get interested at times. So, I decided to check this one out.

Before I go into the movie itself, let me just say – Kevin Spacey rarely disappoints. I think he’s a very good actor and overall I’ve usually enjoyed his performances. This film was no different – he was great!

Basically, the film is about the inner workings involved in Washington, D.C. bridging the gap between business and politics. And, this is where lobbyists come in – they help to keep things moving. Sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad way. Either way, as the movie says, “Without lobbyists, Washington, D.C. would slow down.”

For me personally, I found this to be a very interesting movie – it seems to be one to show the different sides of the coin. In essence, a matter of perspective. Though, sometimes that perspective can be twisted and seen it ways that others do not (as in Kevin Spacey’s character, Jack Abramhoff, which is based on a true story).

But sometimes, it’s the reality that can hurt us and cause us to fail to see the truth. And, this is exactly what the film is about – the search for truth and what it stands for. Sometimes the truth can be more harmful than we may think. So, is it better to live a life of ignorance or see the truth for what it really is?

In a sense, this movie is about the realities of how our system of government really works and how knowing the inner workings of such a system could come crashing down. To be candid, it begs the question of whether or not having the knowledge, the real truth, is a good thing or a bad thing.

Like a lot of political type dramas (such as this one), this film touches upon the subject of believing in the ideal versus knowing the truth of the situation. And, that is what makes this such an interesting movie.

Overall, I enjoyed the film – it was both mind opening and entertaining at the same time. Since I have an interest in both business and political type films when meshed together, the subjects touched upon intrigued me.

If you’re in the mood for a business and political type film, you may want to check this one out.

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