The Informant

the_informant_posterFrom the previews, this was a film that I was looking forward to and thought it might have some Oscar potential, maybe as far as Best Picture and possibly something for Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting, The Bourne Identity) the acting category. To be honest, it was a very enjoyable film and very entertaining, but didn’t think it was Oscar worthy.

The Informant was directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Erin Brockovich) who always seems to take some unique approaches to his films. I am not sure I really get his approach on this one. This was based on a true story that was taking place during the 1990’s, yet the typefaces, colors and even the music had a very 70s feel. The music being quirky, for some reason I really liked it. Maybe a nomination could come in that category simply because it was so unique.

As far as the acting performances, Matt Damon did very good, but  the best parts of his performance was the voice over, which I think will keep him out of the lead actor category. Of course I haven’t seen many great acting performances yet this year, so who knows.

I won’t give too much away, but it is like The Insider meets The Talented Mr. Ripley. There are lots of good cameos including Clancy Brown (Highlander) and The Smothers Brothers. Right now this is one of the best out there to see. I don’t think you will be bored with this one, worth catching for sure.

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