“With a gripping performance, Chastain puts a really mean spin on the lobbyist profession”

MISS SLOANE – Rated R – 132 Mins.

Starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow, Jake Lacy and Sam Waterston

From Director John Madden ~ the man who has brought us classic films like SHAKEPEARE IN LOVE, PROOF and THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL – both 1 & 2, comes a film engrossed in the power of lobbyists, and defending our second amendment rights…This is MISS SLOANE!

As we meet the notoriously cruel and cunning Miss Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), she is in the midst of power-broking yet another cause in the midst of Washington D.C.

When “the powers that be” in Washington start waging their own internal war on gun control, and our second amendment rights, Ms. Sloane must decide which side of this war she wants be on, as she uses her power and finesse to broker their cause.

As this war rages on in Washington amongst their elite, the cool and collected Ms. Sloane will stop at nothing ~ including hurting anyone and everyone caught in her wake ~ in order to win, as that is the only thing she does…

I give MISS SLOANE a rating between WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD OR NETFLIX!! Even though Chastain once again produces an exceptional performance as the cold and calculating Sloane, for me it gets lost in the political madness portrayed on screen of our present day in D.C. Lithgow is good, so is Raw, and the British born Strong is better than average along the way too. So why the less than stellar review? Well…between the constant barrage on our second amendment rights, which just gets old after a while ~ and the consistently calculating ways of Sloane that end up getting old as this film progresses as well, I was over watching this film, way before the credits began to roll. My moralistic side was hoping all the way through too, that the storyline I was experiencing was nothing more than Writer John Perera’s fantasies of how things work in Washington, but I’m sure, in reality, it’s probably the cold and calculated truth, making me even more annoyed as this film marched on. If you love women who are calculating and cruel, as a means to an end, then you may want to catch MISS SLOANE at a theater near you this weekend. But I would suggest you wait and experience this film from the comfort of your own home, that way if your not enjoying it, like I, you can just turn it off, and go on about your day…

Kathy Kaiser

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