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Release Date: November 5th, 2010

DVD Release Date: March 29th, 2011

PG-13|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then Valerie's secret work and identity is leaked to the press. With her cover blown and other people endangered, Valerie's career and personal life begin to unravel.

Cast: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sam Shepard, Ty Burrell, David Andrews, Brooke Smith, Noah Emmerich, Bruce McGill

Director: Doug Liman

Genres: Thriller, Docudrama, Drama

Production Co: Zucker Productions, Hypnotic, Weed Road Pictures, River Road

Distributors: Summit Entertainment, Summit Entertainment

Keywords: Wife, Revenge, Tense, New York City, Pursuit, Fall, Husband, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Liman outfits the film with spy-thriller packaging worthy of his "The Bourne Identity," so the film probably will attract above-average coin and possibly awards attention. show more

  • Watts gives a deep and Oscar-worthy performance here, displaying the steely composure that made Plame a valued NOC (non-official cover operative). show more

  • Most of the scenes depicting the couple's domestic life are borderline-banal, and they miniaturize the political drama that plays out partly in public, partly in the shadows but almost always in a middle distance just beyond emotional reach. show more

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