Preview, Hugh Jackman is Senator Gary Hart, “The Front Runner”

Jason Reitman directed this take on the heir apparent to the Democratic nomination for presidents, boots-wearing, boots-knocking Senator Gary Hart of Colorado.

Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons star in this political drama about a politician brought low by his sexual appetite and indiscretion, back when we cared about such things as a measure of “Character.”

Sara Paxton is Donna Rice. Remember her?

Met Hart once, a before the fall meeting when he was working the rounds of civic groups, Chamber of Commerce lunches etc. in Charlotte, N.C.  All I remember was the hair, the boots and the confidence.

Reitman and Jackman, too, get one more shot at Awards Season, as “The Front Runner” opens Nov. 21.

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