January 25, 2013
Studio: IFC Films
Director: Bill Guttentag
MPAA Rating: R (for language and some sexual content/nudity)
Screenwriters: Bill Guttentag, Christopher Lehane
Starring: Richard Schiff, Jennifer Morrison, Rob Lowe, Eric McCormack, Julie Bowen, David Harbour, Jamie Chung, Carrie-Ann Moss
Copyright Holder: N/A
If a political candidate is personally flawed, but stands to make a positive difference in millions of lives, would you help him win? That question looms over the life of “true believer” Paul Turner (Rob Lowe), a savvy strategist sharply maneuvering politicians out of scandal and into public office. With the help of a bright young assistant (Jamie Chung) and a seedy operative (Richard Schiff), Turner spins every news cycle and a shrewd reporter (Julie Bowen) on behalf of his clients: a philandering Kentucky governor (Eric McCormick), a blackmailed California senator (David Harbour), and an idealistic doctor turned gubernatorial candidate (Carrie-Anne Moss). When the ugly side of Turner’s work begins to haunt him, he learns that even in the bloodiest of battles, sometimes you have to fight clean.