State of Play [DVD] [2009]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 19)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes
  • The Making of State of Play: Take a behind-the-scenes look at creating State of Play with director Kevin McDonald and cast members Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams

Synopsis


State of Play
The Last King of Scotland director Kevin McDonald teams with screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan for this American adaptation of the hit British miniseries concerning the suspicious circumstances that set a rising congressman and a dogged reporter on a dangerous collision course. U.S. congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is handsome, unflappable, and ascending the ladder of power with unprecedented speed. He's the future of his political party, and as the chairman of a committee assigned to oversee defense spending, he's got all the right connections. As the presidential race draws near, Washington insiders begin to speculate that Collins will earn his party's nomination for the country's top job. The prospect of Collins becoming president seems less and less likely, however, when his research assistant/mistress is viciously murdered, and some unsavory truths begin to surface. Collins was once a close friend to Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe), now a top reporter in the nation's capital. Assigned the task of investigating Collins by his ruthless editor, Cameron (Oscar winner Helen Mirren), McAffrey recruits fellow reporter Della (Rachel McAdams) in order to track down the truth and identify the killer. But McAffrey has just walked into a cover-up of unprecedented proportions, and in a game where billions of dollars are at stake, life, love, and integrity are luxuries that simply cannot be afforded. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Russell Crowe
    Russell Crowe - Cal McAffrey
  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck - Congressman Stephen Collins
  • Rachel McAdams
    Rachel McAdams - Della Frye
  • Helen Mirren
    Helen Mirren - Cameron Lynne
  • Jason Bateman
    Jason Bateman - Dominic Foy



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

90%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good film

    Posted
    CKCSWHFFAN
    • Top 50 Contributor

    This is the first 2009 film release I have wanted to buy. Bought it because I have been a fan of Russel'’s. He did a great job with the character. Personal note, character first name is my father name is my fathers name. Wore blue shirts so same favorite color as my father. Interesting story to follow. Just when you think you have the what is going on figured out it surprises you. Helen did a good job even though her character basically just did 1 thing, get mad, say the new owners ONLY were interested in making money . Now, you could see on the screen both Russell & Helen were perfect for their role, A list past Oscar winning actors. Now, as we go. Affleck. Oscar winner but not for acting. He was ONLY passable IN THE ROLE OF THE Congressman. This role should have been given to another A list actor. Robin, who starred in 1 of Russell's favorite films The Princess Bride you barely saw her & she could have phoned the role in, she slept walked through it. It was disappointing this film did not do well at the box office. It should have. As for the DVD. Nothing special about it. The HBO Making Of special & only 2 deleted scenes. Yes, I know the film did not do well at the box office but it deserved a better DVD package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We like the movie

    Posted
    lale
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    It is a great movie, easy to watch. Recommend to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Woah

    Posted
    Brstiles21
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Hold on, Crowe afleck, yes this movie sit down and shut up

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor

    Posted
    Oneshot
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    First, this BestBuy at Firewheel is great. I purchased 2 and I will tell you it's so much better than I could have imagined. Got one, or two!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

    Posted
    Jeff
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is a good movie, there is a lot of drama and the acting is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A-list of good actors

    Posted
    tellis928
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    this movie has a great list of actors, so that is the reason i bought it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    nice twist

    Posted
    debikc
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I love movies with a twist, and this had an ending I didn't see coming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    State of Play

    Posted
    sunshine99
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Good cloak and dagger movie, Russell Crowe plays a good role.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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