Watch miss sloane 2016 full movie online. An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
At the eye of the hurricane is Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), a gloriously terrifying monster who has evidently devoted all of her 40 or so years to accumulating a put-down for every occasion and compiling a mental bank of the vulnerabilities of everyone in the nation’s capital. Always flawlessly dressed and with her pale skin framed by impeccably coiffed red hair, which is itself outshone by a slash of crimson lipstick that suggests she’s breakfasted on steak saignant, she lives and works by the policy that, “It’s about making sure you surprise them and they don’t surprise you.”
First seen pleading the Fifth for an upcoming U.S. Senate hearing, Elizabeth shows herself at her fiery best when, sometime earlier, she furiously quits her job working for big D.C. wheel George Dupont (Sam Waterston) after he assigns her to drum up flagging enthusiasm among women for the Second Amendment. “Start getting women into guns!” he roars, triggering her abrupt departure over being railroaded into working on behalf of a cause she can’t endorse and momentarily raising concern that the film will just be a simplistic button-pushing liberal-agenda movie.
Instantly hired by a competing lobbying firm run by the amusingly named Rodolfo Vittorio Schmidt (Mark Strong), Elizabeth takes most of her old (albeit much younger) staff with her — excepting the steely Jane Molloy (Alison Pill), who stays behind to defend unfettered access to weaponry with Dupont, and associate Pat Connors (Michael Stuhlbarg), who’s at least as tough as Elizabeth but looks much slimier.
The bulk of first-time screenwriter Perera’s adroitly shuffled narrative is devoted to the crafty chess moves on both sides of the heavily charged issue. It’s a tough climb, as always, for the proponents of more gun control. Along with the many politicians in the NRA’s pocket, there are others compromised in one way or another, and the film keeps a careful tally of the realities pertaining to the longshot bid to stiffen regulations; 20 senators are judged as being in play.
But as forbidding as Elizabeth seems at first, enough of her protective armor is gradually stripped away to reveal glimpses of a real, breathing human being underneath. Noticeably without a mate or family, Elizabeth releases her tension with escorts, notably country boy stud Forde (Jake Lacy). While psychologically plausible, this subplot lurks as a too-obvious trip-wire for her downfall, but Perera is fortunately too shrewd, in the end, to use it in the predictable way.
More significant for its revelation of Elizabeth’s true character, and her willingness to go to any emotional and personal length to achieve her desired ends, is her manipulation of Esme (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a survivor of gun violence that afflicted her family. In the lobbying business, the end always justifies the means, a philosophy that Elizabeth embodies in everything she does, professionally and personally.