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The Situation

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The Situation, Connie Nielsen

The Situation

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/02/07
performer:
Damian Lewis, Connie Nielsen, Mido Hamada
director:
Philip Haas
distributor:
Shadow Distribution
author:
Wendell Steavenson
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a C+

The situation in Iraq is a mess. And this Situation, directed by Philip Haas (Angels & Insects), attempts to explain it from all sides, in an overstuffed, unengaging drama that makes time for a love triangle in which Anna (Connie Nielsen), an American journalist, shakes her blond hair out of her on-the-job head scarf after hours with a CIA man (Damian Lewis) and an Iraqi photographer (Mido Hamada). The script, by journalist Wendell Steavenson, shows the writer’s training: Characters ”report” their political positions while Anna looks on, powerless.