Thursday, January 22, 2009

Burn After Reading

USA 2008

Details  imdb

Seen 10 January 2009

A delicious take on spy thrillers and in this story, it is all done with such a straight face that we just cannot help being involved with the talented cast.

The first scene shows a man being fired from his position in the state department on grounds of his drinking problem. His reaction to this sudden turn of events triggers the ensuing action throughout the film. Domestic life, deceit, the pursuit of perfection, sell-outs, treachery, revenge and befuddlement can be found aplenty.

The whole story runs along smoothly ably carried off by a wonderful ensemble cast helped by a scintillatingly tight script.

A gem.

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