Is there an actress working today who looks sexier in pant suits and ladies business attire than Naomi Watts? I mean seriously…oh, wait…I’m getting distracted. What lucky bastard is Watts married to again in real life?
As outed CIA Agent Valerie Plame, Naomi Watts is perfectly cast in Doug Liman’s treatment on recent history, the ponderously titled Fair Game. Oh, Valerie, didn’t you know when you wrote your book that there was a god-awful Cindy Crawford movie by that name already? But I digress. Based on the books by Valerie and her diplomat husband, Joe Wilson (Sean Penn, reveling in the opportunity to display his righteous indignation), the film depicts the botched build-up to the Iraq War from the point of view of a married couple caught in the crossfire. Wisely placing the event everyone remembers (Plame’s outing) in the center of the film, the scenarios leading up to this are compellingly brought to light, and the dramatic arc of the fall-out, particularly how it affects the Wilson marriage, makes for a riveting two hours. Continue reading