Arbitrage is a thriller about a wealthy hedge fund manager who, on the eve of selling his business, suddenly has to hide a death.
Basically Richard Gere is a rich dude who falls asleep at the wheel, possibly while drunk, and kills his girlfriend. Instead of taking responsibility for his actions he runs off, as this accident could cost his business hundreds of millions. After this more and more about him comes out, including the fact that he may have been skimming funds. Like… lots of money. Sounds like a jerk.
Probably from Canada originally.
Nicholas Jarecki is both the writer and director for Arbitrage. He previously made The Informers and was a consultant on Hackers.
He probably consulted them on their insanely accurate portrayal of hacking. Cause that shit is just like my life. That and the Matrix.
I’m super smart about computers. I put the doohickey into the whatchamacallit, and then MAGIC HAPPENS.
Arbitrage Release Date
September 14, 2012.
Who’s In It?
Susan Sarandon … Ellen Miller
Richard Gere … Robert Miller
Tim Roth … Det. Michael Bryer
Brit Marling … Brooke Miller
Nate Parker … Jimmy Grant
Monica Raymund … Reina
Laetitia Casta … Julie Cote
Josh Pais … Aimes
Bruce Altman … Chris Vogler
Stuart Margolin … Syd Felder
Austin Lysy … Peter Miller
Evelina Oboza¹ … Emma
Jennifer Butler … Trader
Barbara Vincent … Four Seasons Patron
Larry Pine … Jeffrey Greenberg
Sophie Curtis … Ava Stanton
Felix Solis … Deferlito
Alex Kruz … Four Seasons Wealthy Patron
Io Bottoms … Mae
Curtiss Cook … Detective Mills
Angel Picard-Ami … Woman at Gallery
Gabrielle Lazure … Sandrine Côte
Alyssa Sutherland … Receptionist
What’s Good About It?
The cast is quite good, with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon pulling a majority of the weight here.
Of course, this cast was much better in 1993, but they’re still good… sorta.
What’s Bad About It?
Okay, I was kidding, this cast blows. Anything with Richard Gere has to be a shit.
And he’s the corn in that shit.
Our Clever Prediction
Well, seeing as this is 2012, and not 1992, and Richard Gere is in Arbitrage, and it’s getting a limited release, I’m going to guess it won’t do well.
Also, I’m not passing judgement, but isn’t this what Ted Kennedy did? Basically?
Actually, that sorta was a judgement. WTF, dude?