A rising star in the agricultural industry suddenly turns whistleblower in hopes of gaining a lucrative promotion and becoming a hero of the common people, inadvertently revealing his penchant for helping himself to the corporate coffers and ultimately threatening to derail the very investigation he helped to launch in this offbeat comedy from Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh. Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) was fast rising through the ranks at agri-industry powerhouse Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) when he became savvy to the company's multinational price-fixing conspiracy, and decided to turn evidence for the FBI. Convinced that he'll be hailed as a hero of the people for his efforts, Whitacre agrees to wear a wire in order to gather the evidence needed to convict the greedy money-grabbers at ADM. Unfortunately, both the case -- and Whitacre's integrity -- are compromised when FBI agents become frustrated by their informant's ever-shifting account, and discover that he isn't exactly the saintly figure he made himself out to be. Unable to discern reality from Whitacre's fantasy as they struggle to build their case against ADM, the FBI watches in horror as the highest-ranking corporate bust in U.S. history threatens to implode before their very eyes. Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, and Melanie Lynskey co-star.~Jason Buchanan
Commentary by director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott, Z. Burns
Scott Z. Burns
Matt DamonMark Whitacre
Scott BakulaFBI Special Agent Brian Shepard
Joel McHaleFBI Special Agent Bob Herndon
Melanie LynskeyGinger Whitacre
Rick OvertonTerry Wilson
Tom PapaMick Andreas
Tony HaleJames Epstein
Adam PaulFBI Special Agent Michael Bassett
Paul F. TompkinsFBI Special Agent Anthony D'Angelo
Anyone who watched this movie will understand that it is about the story of price fixing and one mans sole greed to reach the top of his business. The story was done well and I think Director Steven Soderbergh. is one of the best in Hollywood. One of the best films I have seen in awhile.
We nearly fell asleep in the movie theater. It starts out very slow and quiet, not very much dialogue and the plot was very confusing! The whole time you're hoping this movie will pick up, but it never does! When it was over, it was like...that was it??!
At the same time, we were glad to be out of there!
Don't waste your money buying this movie!
For the love of "Dog" run away from this turkey. The only funny parts were in the pre-movie release promos, and are on the dvd extra's. This is a perfect movie for $1 rental.....but even then you will feel ripped off.