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Miss Sloane [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2016]

  • SKU: 5750022
  • Release Date: 03/21/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (124 out of 127)

    Special Features


    • Lobbying: winning by any means
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Miss Sloane
    An uncompromising and formidable lobbyist (Jessica Chastain) takes on the powerful gun lobby in the wake of several mass shootings, but her mission quickly becomes a frustrating ordeal that threatens to derail her career. Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill, John Lithgow, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Sam Waterston co-star in this drama directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love). ~ Jennifer Lackman, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jessica Chastain
      Jessica Chastain - Elizabeth Sloane
    • Mark Strong
      Mark Strong - Rodolfo Schmidt
    • Gugu Mbatha-Raw
      Gugu Mbatha-Raw - Esme Manucharian
    • Alison Pill
      Alison Pill - Jane Molloy
    • Michael Stuhlbarg
      Michael Stuhlbarg - Pat Connors



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Jessica Chastain is Queen

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      VandyPrice
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      Miss Sloane comes from first time screenwriter Jonathan Perera and promotes the idea that to get ahead in the vicious game of D.C. lobbying one has to know their subject. Perera obviously knows his subject. How Perera, who was living in Asia at the time he wrote the screenplay and who only optioned his work to literary agents over the internet before securing a production deal knows so much about the inside dealings of those hired to persuade legislators to support particular businesses or causes is a mystery, but he seems to have done a fair amount of research. Either that or what he feeds us in Miss Sloane is a huge pile of eloquently written BS. Like an Aaron Sorkin script (I haven't seen The Newsroom, but I imagine this might feel very similar) where dialogue is almost more important than emotion Miss Sloane fast tracks the audience through a deluge of day to day activities that a lobbyist at the top of their game such as the titular Sloane played with vicious velocity by the one and only Jessica Chastain might engage in. We are given little time to keep up and even less to really gauge what Sloane and her team are working on as the focus is not meant to highlight what kind of case our titular lobbyist and her team are working on, but more how keenly they are framing it to their client's advantage. While the objective for a lobbyist is the end-game it is the getting there, the journey if you will, that requires the creativity of someone in Sloane's position and the more creative one is the better the reputation they garner in their professional circles despite undoubtedly garnering a worse one among friends. Of course, this is why it is also made clear Sloane has no family or friends to speak of or to. It is a vicious circle of sorts and Perera makes that evident by reiterating the importance of how information is framed by framing his own film with that aforementioned end-game. In Miss Sloane the end-game is a hearing on Capitol Hill in Caucus Room 4 of the U.S. Senate. What is she doing here? What has brought her to this point? What accusation is being thrown around and what does it have to do with her abilities and/or the moral ambiguities of her techniques? Each are questions begged as small increments of information are fed the viewer within the epilogue of the film, but once the main narrative takes over it is easy to forget that framing device and simply go along for the ride which is exactly what Perera would prefer you do as he finds trouble in both sticking the ending and making it credible enough that we don't question how well he really does know his subject.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great cast....But....

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      JL50
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      This was a movie when I saw the previews I wanted to go see at theater, some how I just never did so I purchased the B/ray. I thought the cast was great but something was missing, the suspense was too predictable and even the fine acting couldn't save what was not a very good story. Not sure if it was the writing or direction or editing but something just held back what should have been a very good movie.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Chastain is great as troubled lobbyist

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      moviefanforever
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      What motivates a political lobbyist? Big money payoff? Fame? Winning in a game of egos? Commitment to a just cause? Super-lobbyist Sloan (Jessica Chastain) gets knocked around by all these factors, and remains the smartest person in the room. This is a great movie about both the seedy and the noble side of Washington lobbying, and Jessica Chastain is terrific.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Enjoyable.

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      BrianHubler
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      Enjoyable film for what it is. A true story film. The fact that it is based on a true story was the reason for getting it. That Being said it wasn't phenomenal. I've seen way better, Deep Water Horizon. It does help that Jessica Chastain is absolutely B-E-A-utiful.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Surprised me a bit

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      IBuy2Much
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      My husband picked this one and I wasn't really interested at first. The main character was annoying me, so that wasn't a good sign. Then it started getting better...and the end was pretty impressive. I ended up enjoying it more than I expected to.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great thinking piece!

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      klw0408
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      I watched this on Amazon Prime one day, and loved it so much I immediately went out the next day and bought it. It's thought provoking. A great game, long con... whatever you want to call it. Spectacularly done!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Miss Sloane

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      ed2191
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      Jessica Chastain delivers yet another powerhouse performance in this film. Her role is worth the view alone; the film is beyond engaging and interesting from start to finish, with one great shocker of an ending.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Lobbyist

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      Earlyadopter
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      Should come as no surprise that lobbyists are a sleazy bunch. This movie, will acted by Jessica Chastain, tells the story of one with a modest amount of integrity. That alone makes it worth watching.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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