Saturday, May 26, 2018

Red Sparrow

Saturday night, Sharon and I watched Red Sparrow as a HD rental on the AppleTv. While we were turning on the AppleTv to watch the last episode of the season two of The Crown on Friday night, Sharon saw the movie and latched on to the idea of watching it. She also saw a trailer for it in the theater earlier this year.

The film stars Jennifer Lawrence. The cast includes Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons.

Red Sparrow is a 2018 American spy thriller film. It is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Jason Matthews. It tells the story of a Russian intelligence officer [Lawrence] who is sent to make contact with a CIA agent in the hope of discovering the identity of a mole. The plot leans heavily on the Soviet use of "sexpionage" and kompromat.

Lawrence starts the movies as a ballerina. She dances in the Bolshoi Ballet House. I have actually been to the Bolshoi with the Nooters when I was in Moscow in 1995.

At two hours and twenty minutes, the movie is almost painfully long. The plot is fairly complex. I don't recommend the movie.

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