Cast: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon
Director-Screenwriter: Nicholas Jarecki
Producers: Laura Bickford, Kevin Turen, Justin Nappi, Robert Salerno
The financial thriller leaves one with a good taste of reality, as Richard Gere sells the tense tale of a billionaire fleeing both financial crisis and a family wrecking scandal. Just as you think you are heading for an emotional trauma, the New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller guards the walls of his mansion and his empire closely. The realization and the consciousness wasn’t the subject of Robert’s roller coaster ride, without which the film has managed to strike a chord
Richard Gere effortlessly got into the skin of Miller and balances his world of family secrecy, unanticipated damages, crime and worldly issues.
Struggling to conceal his duplicity from loyal wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) and brilliant daughter (Brit Marling), Miller’s also manages to balance an affair with the temperamental French art-dealer Julie Cote played by Laetitia Costa. As Miller smoothly controls the outburst of each situation, problems and lies keep piling up on the surface, which is carried by him all through out with utmost ease.
Nicholas Jarecki shows off a great command on tone and approach in his first feature film. The film tells a story of Miller and doesn’t enhance the nuances in an essay form.The film can be giving a face to the unsound finance driven lives of many coldhearted top-notch city dwellers. Parker, who happens to be one of the victims of Millers’ attitude questions ‘”You think money is gonna fix this?” to which Miller promptly responds: “What else is there?”
Robert’s twisted journey is a mirror to many faces driven by materialistic forces. The film does leave you with an unsaid message wrapped underneath.