Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Another spring evening, another spy movie
Tonight the movie was Breach, and oh, was it ever good. As I said last week, I love spy movies. This is based on a true story of an American agent who turned against the US. It stars the great Chris Cooper as the aging spy. We see him in all his complexity; a devout Roman Catholic who adores his grandchildren, yet feels overlooked by the agency and sells secrets to the Russians. Ryan Phillippe plays the young "clerk" who looks forward to becoming an agent someday. Laura Linney is the person who leads the investigation of Cooper. A nice treat was seeing the star of the short-lived, but much-loved Wonderfalls, Caroline Dhavernas as the wife of Phillippe. The movie comes out next month on dvd.