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A movie released September 18, 2009

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Even Damon couldn't save this one. Bad choice. The film does remind me of another character, The Talented Mr. Ripley. That was great 4 Damon
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review by . October 02, 2009
The Informant could have very easily been another installment to the Drama-Thriller category. And it would have probably found a special place among its predecessors. After all, it's based on a real guy and real events. But Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney, Director and Executive Producer, respectively are smart guys. They didn't want this movie to be another Michael Clayton or the Firm (especially since the former was compared to the latter). They didn't want the same listless audience reaction …
review by . October 12, 2009
I don't think anyone can accuse Steven Soderbergh of being boring - The Informant!, apart from being the unlikely true tale of the world's most significant corporate snitch,  features some stand-out Oscar-worthy performances in what may also be one of the most richly funny films of the year. It follows the story of Mark Whitacre, an up-and-coming manager at ADM, who tips off the FBI about their illegal price-fixing practices. While their crime is cinematically mundane, the investigation …
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The Informant! is a 2009 political dark comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh.[2] It depicts Mark Whitacre's involvement as a whistle blower in the lysine price-fixing conspiracy of the mid-1990s, as described in the 2000 nonfiction book, The Informant, by journalist Kurt Eichenwald.[3] The script was written by Scott Z. Burns and the film stars Matt DamonRichard Steven HorvitzScott BakulaJoel McHale andMelanie Lynskey.


The Informant! is about Mark Whitacre (Damon), a rising star at Decatur, Illinois based Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in the early 1990s who wound up blowing the whistle on the company’s price-fixing tactics, only after his wife forced him to.[4][5] Matt Damon portrays the bipolarwhistleblower dubbed "The wacky little brother of Erin Brockovich".[6] In the film, Whitacre displays bizarre behavior including recklessness and grandiosity.

One night in early November 1992, the high-ranking ADM executive confessed to FBI agent Brian Shepard (Bakula), present only to install a wire tap on Whitacre's phone, that ADM executives—including Whitacre himself—had routinely met with competitors to fix the price of lysine, an additive used in the commercial livestock industry. As the highest-ranked executive to ever turn whistleblower in US history, ...

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Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Release Date: September 18, 2009
MPAA Rating: R

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