The Front Runner

The Front Runner
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jason Reitman
  • Cast: Molly Ephraim, Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga

The story of 80s US Senator Gary Hart (Jackman), who looked like a potential Democratic candidate for president until he was brought down by his inability to keep his pants on. Simmons steals the movie as Hart’s cynical campaign manager but despite a talented cast it comes across as confusing and mealy-mouthed.

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The Front Runner

12 Oct 20182 stars

LFF 2018: Tantalising but ultimately unilluminating political drama from Jason Reitman, starring Hugh Jackman

The cautionary tale of a politician who went from hero to zero in just three weeks, Jason Reitman's ambitious, tantalising drama promises much in its intention to portray how the American political landscape shifted seismically in 1988. Gary Hart was a…

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