The Front Runner
Hugh Jackman and Vera Farmiga


Overview - Set in 1988, during the much-publicized three weeks leading up to the Democratic presidential nominations, this true story story centers on Colorado charmer Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) and the media tirade against him following the revelations of his extra-marital affair with a model. The scandal caused a media explosion in a new post-Watershed era of media-led personal exposes for the rich and famous; seeing his rising career derail as a result. Based on the original book by Mat Bai entitled "All the Truth is Out" Directed by Jason Reitman.

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Overview

Set in 1988, during the much-publicized three weeks leading up to the Democratic presidential nominations, this true story story centers on Colorado charmer Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) and the media tirade against him following the revelations of his extra-marital affair with a model. The scandal caused a media explosion in a new post-Watershed era of media-led personal exposes for the rich and famous; seeing his rising career derail as a result. Based on the original book by Mat Bai entitled "All the Truth is Out" Directed by Jason Reitman.

Main Cast & Crew

Jason Reitman - Director
Hugh Jackman
Vera Farmiga
Molly Ephraim
Kaitlyn Dever
J.K. Simmons
Courtney Ford
Ari Graynor
Kevin Pollak
Sara Paxton
Chris Coy

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray (Digital HD)
  • Run Time: 113
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396546486
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (language including some sexual references)
  • Release Date: February 2019

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Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Politics
Scandal
Affairs
Elections

 
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Reviews:
"Hart himself, played with sober, dignified charisma and a saving flash of wit by Hugh Jackman, is presented onscreen much as he presented himself at the time: as a serious, cerebral politician uncomfortable with the kind of personal display a modern national campaign seems to demand." - 11/05/2018 New York Times


"THE FRONT RUNNER benefits from tight, propulsive storytelling..." - 09/01/2018 Hollywood Reporter


"Hugh Jackman proves an inspired candidate to embody Hart, downplaying his brawny movie-star persona, while still conveying the twinkly-eyed sex appeal that would have made the photogenic and well-spoken senator from Colorado a logical choice to follow the country’s first movie-star president..." - 09/02/2018 Variety


"[S]mart, fast and funny....A tip-top piece of entertainment starring Hugh Jackman as Hart and Vera Farmiga as his wife, Lee, that is as significant as it is enjoyable." - 11/05/2018 Los Angeles Times


3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film is a commendably ambitious attempt by director/co-writer Jason Reitman to throw audiences into the cacophonous circus of sexual politics and let them vote with their conscience." - 11/05/2018 Rolling Stone


"Vera Farmiga is reliably great, offering some subtle moments of truth regarding her tacit agreement to look the other way when it came to Hart’s secrets and lies. And Molly Ephraim provides quiet wisdom and strength as the rare female leader within Hart’s campaign..." - 11/06/2018 RogerEbert.com


3 stars out of 4 -- "THE FRONT RUNNER plunges viewers headlong into the bewildering jumble of entitlement, idealism, unintended consequences and still-unresolved issues that transformed Hart from a high-minded statesman to tabloid roadkill with dizzying speed." - 11/14/2018 Washington Post


4 stars out of 5 -- "Jackman dishes up one of his finest performances yet." - 01/07/2019 Empire


4 stars out of 5 -- "There’s a thrilling charge to the film-making. Jostling, overlapping dialogue feels lived rather than written." - 01/12/2019 The Guardian

 
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