Vice is the disturbing tale depicting the events that lead to Dick Cheney rise to power as the Vice President of the United States alongside President George W Bush. Experience intense portrayals contrasted with surprise moments of hilarity. Writer and Director Adam McKay has created an opportunity to look into the lives of some of the most powerful people in politics.
Christian Bale’s representation of Dick Cheney is utterly chilling. From posture to diction, Christian Bale embodies this role. His intense dedication to his method makes it impossible to fault this performance. Alongside this stand out interpretation is Amy Adams powerhouse performance as Dick Cheney’s wife, Lynne Cheney. Vice allows the viewer insight into how her guidance supported Dick Cheney’s climb in the world of politics. Is it too early to say the words ‘Oscar buzz?’
Supporting actors, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Rockwell as George W Bush bring further depth to this film. Each bringing a likeness and integrity to their individual roles. As Vice retells events over a long period of time the costume design and ageing prosthetics used on featured actors allowed the timeline to come across as genuine as possible.
Vice is not a film for the faint hearted, prepare to learn things about the world of politics that perhaps you wish you didn’t know. Feel transported into an environment where the powerful are willing to sacrifice anything to get a rung further up the ladder. Feel transfixed by the unpredictable moments that capture the viewers’ attention at every turn. Vice forces viewers to take a closer look at what goes on behind the doors of the White House.
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