Monday, March 21, 2011

Shattered Glass

Hayden Christensen stars as Stephen Glass in Shattered Glass; the tale of how Stephen made up 20 some of his 40 stories written for the New Republic magazine and other freelance projects.

Glass is in his early 20s and studying for law school in addition to his writing assignments. He really knows how to network and build relationships with whoever he interacts with. But he has a problem, in order to hog the spotlight, he makes up stories for the magazine and impresses his colleagues.

It isn't until the online version of Forbes Magazine attempts to do a follow-up story to one of Glass's that they notice all of his contacts are made up.

Christensen does a good job as Stephen Glass. He is energetic and magnetic around people, but you'll begin to notice some odd quirks about the character that is the beginning to the cracks in his mental state.

Shattered Glass also stars Hank Azaria and Peter Sarsgaard as The New Republic's two editors. Both actors are, typically, fantastic in their roles.

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references and brief drug use, this film is an interesting look at how one rising journalist fooled so many people and who knows how long it might have continued if it weren't for the new online magazines.

The special features include the 60 Minutes interview with the real Stephen Glass. (His former co-workers still feel a strong animosity toward him)
Shattered Glass

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