U.S., 2018, 132 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Adam McKay, Rated R, Annapurna Pictures
“A tonic for troubled times.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Adam McKay's (The Big Short) Vice is an unconventional behind-the-scenes look at former Vice President Dick Cheney’s stealthy rise from Congressional intern to the most powerful man on the planet. Fully inhabiting the role of the highly secretive title character who changed the world in ways few leaders have over the past fifty years is Christian Bale, who heads an all-star cast that includes Steve Carell as the affable, yet steely Donald Rumsfeld, Amy Adams as Cheney’s ambition-driven wife, and Sam Rockwell as the malleable George W. Bush.
Vice is nominated for 8 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Adam McKay), Best Lead Actor (Christian Bale), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Best Original Screenplay (Adam McKay), Best Film Editing, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
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