Saturday, September 15, 2012

Arbitrage Movie Review

Arbitrage Movie Review, Written by: Karen Benardello Director: Nicholas Jarecki (‘The Outsider’) Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Nate Parker (‘Red Tails’), Tim Roth (‘Pulp Fiction’) and Brit Marling (‘Another Earth’) Many people who come from humble beginnings have the drive to do whatever it takes to financially succeed in life, no matter what it takes to get there. Such is the case with the main character of the new drama thriller ‘Arbitrage,’ Robert Miller, a charming, self-made billionaire, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. While Robert is a respectable businessman who will do whatever it takes to provide for his family, he becomes an unfortunate product and victim of the 2008 stock market crash. He’s led to commit unimaginable, illegal and unmoral acts in order to protect his loved ones and save his cherished company. ‘Arbitrage’ follows Robert (played by Richard Gere), a New York hedge-fund magnate, who seems to be the very portrait of success with his business and family as he nears his 60th birthday. But Robert is secretly in over his head at work, as he desperately tries to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed. He struggles to keep his deception from his loyal wife of 30 years, Ellen (portrayed by Susan Sarandon), and heir-apparent daughter Brooke (played by Brit Marling). While trying to sell his business, Robert is also secretly balancing his affair with French art-dealer Julie Cote (played by Laetitia Casta) and an unexpected personal tragedy, with the aid of Jimmy Grant (portrayed by Nate Parker), a person from his past. The involvement of the economically depressed Jimmy, who is currently on parole, ignites the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (played by Tim Roth), who will stop at nothing to arrest and convict both Jimmy and Robert. Living on borrowed time, Robert is forced to confront the limits of his own moral and legal betrayals and wrongs. Nicholas Jarecki, who made his feature film directorial and writing debut with ‘Arbitrage,’ created an exciting crime thriller that continuously ponders the moral and legal dilemmas powerful businessmen like Robert become entangled in. The movie also provides non-stop action and questions of whether the full extent of Robert and Jimmy’s unexpected conspiracy together will come to the attention of the police and their families. At the same time, ‘Arbitrage’ also offers viewers an entertaining look into a higher-class crime-driven world that hasn’t been realistically and thoroughly filmed before. With Robert, Jimmy and the seemingly innocent bystanders the two encounter during the course of the film, Jarecki conveyed the true personalities and characteristics of the people who truly make up the financial world. To continue reading this review, please visit Shockya.

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