THE GAME (Theatrical Release USA 1997)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

The Game—terrific concept, somewhat intense—seems to need a different leading actor. It may have been a better choice to cast a Nick Nolte or Jeff Bridges as the lead character. The story does keep interest and has a good twist, although not entirely unexpected, at the end.

Storyline

An investment banker plays a game that heavily intertwines reality with imagination.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director David Fincher for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Jonathan Mostow for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas), Conrad (Sean Penn), Christine (Deborah Kara Unger), Jim Feingold (James Rebhorn), Samuel Sutherland (Peter Donat), Ilsa (Carroll Baker), Elizabeth (Anna Katarina), Anson Baer (Armin Mueller-Stahl), Nicholas’ Father (Charles Martinet), Young Nicholas (Scott Hunter McGuire), Nicholas’ Mother (Florentine Mocanu), Maria (Elizabeth Dennehy), Maggie (Caroline Barclay), Daniel Schorr (Daniel Schorr), and Power Executive (John Aprea).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. Sean Penn gives a superb performance, as always. 


Ben Meyers

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