Arbitrage: Actually, it was Fraud | Sandford Borins
The plot of Arbitrage is at its core very basic, but from that seemingly simplistic gets himself into a situation which jeopardizes his relationship with his wife, their . Richard Gere is phenomenal in Arbitrage; there isn't a moment when he. Richard Gere drives 'Arbitrage,' which compels viewers up until abrupt ending While Jarecki most likely intended for the end of “Arbitrage” to leave the have played almost as strong a role in Miller's marriage as his wife. Sixty-year-old magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) manages a hedge fund with his daughter Brooke (Brit Marling) and is about to sell it for.
But beneath the surface things aren't going well for Miller. It appears the deal is stalling and the funds borrowed to help secure it all are under threat, leaving the potential to ruin Miller and his family. Which of course takes its toll on those around him, and in particular, his bit on the side who, in recompense for his inattention, he decides to whisk away on a spur of the moment trip to an up-state love-nest.
Poor Miller is stressed and tired, falls asleep at the wheel and crashes the car, killing the girl. What he does next, of course, provides the intrigue for the rest of the film. He walks away and tries to cover up the crime in order to help prevent a situation that could jeopardise the sale of his company — what was he thinking!
He calls on the son of a deceased former employee and Harlem resident Jimmy Parker played admirably by Nate Parker to help cover up his actions. Will he get away with it? It's all a bit 'so what? I don't know if this was Gere's finest performance or not. I'm guessing it wasn't so stand out even to its producers that it warranted an earlier release in the hope of winning him an Oscar says cynical me. He puts in a good performance but this role and plot was hardly groundbreaking and while the piece overall just about kept my interest I was by no means captivated by any aspect of it.
The latest to hit the screens is the drama Arbitrage, the screenplay and directorial debut of Nicholas Jarecki. The title Arbitrage is misleading. Arbitrage involves taking advantage of price differences that exist in two or more markets to strike profitable deals. He has a potential buyer, but to consummate the deal he must mislead both the buyer and the regulators. Miller escapes his sixtieth birthday party at home to visit his mistress and then takes her on a late-night drive.
Tired from his hot sexual encounter, he rolls his Mercedes, killing her and injuring himself, visibly but not seriously. It's the hubris of, "I can't lose. And if I do, I'm going to fix it because I'm a lord of the universe. He does some terrible things. Yeah, but we all do. That's why you're rooting for him. The things he does are human. The scene in the park with my daughter, where I explain to her what happened -- I certainly spin it in my favor.
But, in the end, they were in the realm of rational business. He just lost the bet. He made a big bet and he lost. He broke the law in a big way, but it's understandable. It's large compromises with ethics and morality the guy does, but it's all within the realm we all do. We all shave taxes -- white lies to our wives and lovers. And I think that's why, in a way, we root for this guy and we identify with him.
Cinesnatch: Movie Spoiler ARBITRAGE () starring Richard Gere - after review
We all make bad decisions. Skip the next three questions and answers if you don't want to know about a key plot point that happens early in the movie.
It's early in the film, but we don't see that coming. And Ted Kennedy was one of the most responsible Senators that we've ever had. I've worked in Washington now for almost 30 years. The best people working in Washington came through his office. They're working on human-rights stuff, they're working on health stuff, they're working on civil-rights stuff.
The best people were trained in his office, came through the stuff he was pushing and working on his entire life. But he made one horrible decision. So I liked that gray area of someone like that, and adding that to the financial thing, to me, was the perfect storm of a character for two hours.
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But there's already a lot going on. I think it took you off of that one track that, maybe, you felt like, "I know this very well. After the accident, Robert flees the scene. What do you do in that situation?
Well, let's assume he didn't mean to do any of it. These are Shakespearean characters. This is like "Coriolanus" or something -- "Richard II. On a human level, who would just run away from that situation?
How many people would have just run away? Or even on "Pretty Woman" or "Unfaithful," do you feel, "People are going to like this"? The mix of people and story, and the way Garry Marshall was able to kind of corral it within his worldview, felt really good. Whether it would communicate to other people?
I didn't have a clue. None of us did. So that was a surprise? The degree that that has been embraced universally, the whole planet And you're not exaggerating.