- Posted September 17, 2012 by
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Arbitrage Is A Class Warfare Thriller
This film not only will remind you of the current recession and financial crisis, but of today's politics as well: It plays off the battle that we now face between the '1% and the 99%'.
When we meet billionaire Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on his 60th birthday, he seems to have it all: A beautiful home, a lovely, smart wife in Ellen (Sarandon), kids who love him, and the killer cars. His Daughter Brooke (Brit Marling) appears to be the perfect heir to the family business.
The movie explores love, loyalty, and high finance. Can he sell the business to a Wall Street bank before they discover that he cooked the books? Will his wife discover the mistress? After a horrific accident, will 'the kid' who helps him remain loyal?
Will Robert get caught by Tim Roth's zealous police 'Columbo' style detective Michael Bryer, too occupied by class resentment to root for? Will his moral, financial and marital secrets be revealed?
Richard Gere does a good acting job in the film. The movie is very entertaining, but I kept thinking that the plot could have involved a certain Democratic Senator from Massachusetts that had a girlfriend in a car accident...
Over all, the movie is one of the best Drama's of the year. Grade: A