Arbitage starring Richard Gere will play the character of hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller in this mystery/suspense and drama film directed by Nicholas Jarecki. During his 60th birthday people can’t help but look up to Robert Miller, after all he is a portrait of success when it comes to family life and American business. The only catch is: Robert Miller holds a deadly secret behind the walls of his mansion. Miller is trying his best to complete the sale of his trading empire before his frauds are revealed to everyone. Miller after all is trying to conceal his duplicity even to his wife Ellen (played by Susan Sarandon) and his daughter Brooke (played by Brit Marling). He almost gets rid of this problem when a turn of events attracts the suspicion of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer played by Tim Roth. These events will force Miller to think about his actions and even his ethics. Will he be able to make it out of his web of lies, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Arbitrage is bound to be released in cinemas next week but early movie reviews are in and let’s take a look on why this film is worth watching.
“Early Movie Review For Arbitrage
In Hitchcock movies, innocent men struggle to clear their names. In “Arbitrage,” the opposite is true: Billionaire hedge fund manager Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is guilty of fraud, infidelity and murder, but he walks free of consequence in a system fueled by money. If that cold business-as-usual philosophy sounds cynical, don’t tell writer-director Nicholas Jarecki, who seems oddly nonjudgmental about the iffy morality in his high-toned narrative debut. “Arbitrage” never lets Miller squirm for long, whether cooking the books or covering up the accidental death of his mistress. Such smart, adult-targeted fare should pay dividends for the right distrib.
Perhaps the clearest indication of Jarecki’s forgiving stance toward Miller’s situation is his choice of Gere. It’s easy to imagine any number of casting alternatives who might have come across considerably less huggable (Al Pacino was attached at one point), and yet, one of the film’s points seems to be that ethical misconduct often goes hand-in-hand with charm. Another suggests that no transgression is so great that it can’t be negotiated into absolution, especially when it comes to America’s financial sector.
Being a billionaire is high-stress work, which will come as news to no one who’s either worked on Wall Street or watched “Wall Street,” a movie with no small on influence on Jarecki’s vision. Miller is busy trying to negotiate a merger that would allow him not only to cash out of the company he built from scratch, but also to unload nearly $400 million in debt he’s craftily hidden from his chief accountant, who also happens to be his daughter (Brit Marling).
Back in humbler days, Miller built his empire on financial savvy. Today, this cocky one-time “oracle” is more concerned with trying to sustain the appearance of success, at least in the auditors’ eyes. More troubling than the deception is the way everyone is complicit in the con: Investors accept bad accounting so long as the investments retain their value, just as Miller’s wife (Susan Sarandon) turns a blind eye to the fact that her husband is sleeping around.”
Check out the rest of the review at Variety
Arbitrage is going to be shown in cinemas on September 14th 2012. Don’t miss it!
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