I spent most of this morning tapping out thoughts about that high-expectation prestige movie that I saw yesterday afternoon. I also did a phone interview with a real-life guy who’s portrayed by a major actor in this film. I searched around online for everything I could find out, and I mulled and mulled and mulled.
It’s too early to pull the trigger, but I’m going to be a coy tease and say at least this, which is that yesterday afternoon’s film is absolutely one of the ’07 Big Ones — a movie that will definitely be on the top of the list of Best Picture contenders. I felt I was swimming in holy water five minutes into it. It’s a supremely sad broken-heart movie, a gripping procedural and a monumental political film that never once steps onto overt political turf.