I am writing this entry in “red” and “bold” because in the amazing film, Veronica Guerin, her little car is red and she is so bold in her search for truth about the drug kings of Ireland in the mid-1990′s and her efforts, mostly post-mortem, to have the laws protecting unaccountable income confiscated. Her death caused a change in the Irish Constitution.
Cate Blanchett “is” Veronica, and this brief film, only 98 minutes, has such power that it makes you want to do everything you can to support and protect the freedom of the press – for the good of humanity.
I was sorry that on this Monday afternoon I was the only one in the theater (I saw this just after The Runaway Jury – which I don’t recommend; seeing both films back to back will wipe you out emotionally)… whereas The Runaway Jury was about 1/3 full.
Please put this one on your list.