The Front Runner
- 113 minutes
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J. K. Simmons, Alfred Molina
Director: Jason Reitman
Gary Hart, former senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.
"“Front Runner,” which stars Hugh Jackman in his finest performance ever is about the watershed moment when politicians’ personal lives became fair game for serious reporters."
- New York Post