Fair Game- -
Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then Valerie's secret work and identity is leaked to the press. With her cover blown and other people endangered, Valerie's career and personal life begin to unravel.
Fair Game is a drama/action movie about a CIA agent whose identity is revealed by White House officials in an attempt to discredit her husband. This was a result of an article that her husband wrote in 2003 saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in order to justify the invasion of Iraq. The movie does not say whether it is based on fact, but there were rumors to that effect floating around for quite some time. Fair Game drew its plot from those rumors.
The MPAA rates the movie a PG-13 for some language content. In terms of appropriate for children, I would have to agree with them on this one. The movie does not have a particularly high body count, but it does have suggested violence suggested in the conversations of some of the characters. For instance, the Agent’s friend asks if she has ever killed anyone. The agent does not answer, but hints that they might have at some point. It does not give many details, but the suggestion is still there. This is one of the milder action/Thrillers that has come out and would be Ok for the young teen audience.
It would be OK for the young teen audience to see, but it might not be very interesting for them, as it is geared for the older, professional audience. Much of the action in Fair Game is adult conversation and psychological games. Many of them would be much too vague for even the teenager to grasp. This one is a baby sitter night for younger children, but it would be OK for early to late teens.