The Front Runner

Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: J. K. Simmons, Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga
Duration: 113 min

Hugh Jackman stars in a pulsating new political drama from Jason Reitman (Juno, Up In The Air).

The Front Runner traces the rise and fall of Senator Gary Hart (Jackman), a charismatic politician who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming favourite for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination until his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice.

As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Hart was forced to drop out of the race – events that made a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage.

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