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Wealth Before Morality,
This review is from: Arbitrage [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
'Arbitrage' is a thriller drama of the higest degree. What,at first, looked like a run of the mill story about Wall Street, ended up becoming a very involved film.
Richard Gere, such a superb actor, and he is riveting in this film. This film revolves around his character, Robert Miller, a venture capitalist, who is above all else, a fraud. He is trying to sell his company, and in the midst he needs to hide a four hundred million hole. That, my friend, is the gist of the film. Been there, done that, oh, yes, but there is more, much more. Miller's wife, played by SusanSarandon, is aware of Miller's other life, that of mistresses and secrets. As long as he keeps bringing home the bacon, she is fine with the situation. That is, until, Miller, involves his daughter, Brooke, in the fraud. She is CFO of the company, and has values and morals. She reminded me a great deal of Ivanka Trump, that cold, blonde goddess looks, that hides an interior of emotions. One night, when Miller is out with his mistress, his world explodes, and we are witness to his cunning and intelligence as he attempts to put his life back together.
Richard Gere is a terrific actor, and he IS this film, everything revolves around him. He may remind you of Bernie Maddoff, but not for long. Gere has the kind of presence and fortitude that demands attention. His every facial expression, expresses his emotions and his intense need. This is a man who is guilty of many things, and we go along for the ride, waiting to see him get caught. The ending is as surprising as the film itself.
Recommended. prisrob 04-22-13