Truth

A Hollywood paperwork drama about the CBS news report into George W. Bush’s draft-dodging and subsequent fallout. Cate Blanchett is luminous as always but the movie was awash with the kind of self-righteous smaltz that made West Wing unwatchable for me. That combined with the overdone score being played to the nines over slo-mo every five seconds, it just frayed my patience. Despite the self-engrandising style, the movie was actually really predictable, with standard scene of career woman struggling/failing to be a good wife and mother. I could just call it scene for scene until the end arrived with mundane boredom and orchestral crescendo accompaniment. Ugh.