Miss Sloane (2016)

Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) creates strategies with military precision. She’s a lobbyist at Cole Kravitz and Waterman who thinks lightyears ahead, uses her head instead of her heart, and is sought after by government officials when they need something done.

With her reputation preceding her, she’s approached to lobby against a gun control bill. Gun manufacturers are desperate to set her on their right-wing campaign, waving the second amendment flag and looking for the votes. Clear in her beliefs, she refuses and moves to the opposing firm Peterson Wyatt, taking some team members with her—minus her formerly faithful assistant Jane (Alison Pill)— to fight against it. Her former firm isn’t pleased, and both camps prepare for battle.

It’s a ruthless game, and Elizabeth is sharp, fast and coaches her new team into gaining more votes for the cause. Her opponents try to shake her seemingly unshakeable demeanour, and her camp constantly picks their jaws up from the floor in awe of her political prowess. The intensity comes to a boiling point when tactics are pulled just outside the law, and lines of trust are irreparably crossed. Is she good enough to fight for what’s right, evade personal and professional takedowns by her opponents, and reveal even the tiniest bit of humanity within her work?

Miss Sloane is about a fictional figure fighting a very real fight. WWritten by Jonathan Perera and directed by John Madden, this stylish political drama packs a punch with intrigue and a fast-moving plot.

Review by Carolyn Mauricette

Talent:

Alison Pill

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Type:

Film

Collections:

Free to Watch, Women's Stories

Canadian connection

Toronto, Ontario