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January 31, 2013

Two thumbs up for the film 'Arbitrage"

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The casting in this movie is outstanding. Gere plays his role beautifully, as does Sarandon as his devoted wife, Brit Marling as his perplexed daughter, Tim Roth as the suspicious police detective, and Nate Parker as his former employee’s son who comes to his aid after the accident. For the baby-boomers among us who are into trivia, try to guess which actor other than these once appeared in the “teasers” on “Love American Style” back in the early 1970s.

The most fascinating thing about this film is that you might not appreciate how good it is when it’s first over. You may be turned off by the depressing nature of the not-so-good guy trying to save his life and reputation. But the more you think about it the more you realize how well-crafted the movie is. I definitely give it two thumbs up.

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