“Since we are running for the highest and most important office in the land, all of us must try to hold ourselves to the very highest possible standards of integrity and ethics.” Charismatic. Idealistic. Great hair. Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman with a bit more bite than the OG) was kilometres ahead of his rivals in the race to be the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee – until rumours, reports and headlines about an extramarital affair with Donna Rice (here, played by Sara Paxton) shuttered his campaign. Set-up or not, it happened in a time when political journalism strayed tabloid, and cameras really did go everywhere.
Director: Jason Reitman
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, JK Simmons
Genre: Biography | Drama
ON TOP OF CURTIN HOUSE IN MELBOURNE’S CBD