“Shattered Glass” stars Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, Chloe Sevigny, Rosario Dawson, Melanie Lynskey, Hank Azaria and Steve Zahn. Each and every one of these actors are at the top of their game. It’s written and directed by Billy Ray, who later wrote and directed the thriller “Breach”.
“Are you mad at me?” and “I’m sorry.” These are words spoken from a guy who can’t stand being disliked. “Shattered Glass” is based on the true story about Stephen Glass, a man who’s career is stopped dead in it’s tracks because of multiple fraudulent stories he wrote and were published as fact. He became the youngest writer for “The New Republic” and basically lied through his teeth about more than half of his published work, leading to his downfall.
A great movie indeed, “Shattered Glass” features an acclaimed cast that delivers some startling performances. Every actor in this movie has never (and probably will never) make a better movie than this one. The story is remarkable. Rather than being an attack on Stephen Glass’s fraudulent stories, this film honors his ability to lie entertainingly. Peter Sarsgaard provides a shattering performance as Chuck Lane, the man who accepted responsibility for publishing Glass’s fabricated stories.
If I had a list for the top 20 best films of all time, I would find room somewhere on that list for this movie. Superbly directed and strongly written, there is nothing bad to say about it. It is a captivating movie experience, right down the sketchy stories written by the admired journalist Stephen Glass. An intelligent, thought provoking story that is told with both style and grace. The film gets more interesting as it goes along, dishing out amusing fictional stories that are sure to entertain.
A virtually untouchable film with some of the most memorable performances I have ever seen. Take my advice, this is a must see movie. Easily one of the best films made in the millennium age. Don’t believe me, watch it for yourself and see if you can call it anything other than masterful. “Shattered Glass” is an important movie, proving that the most entertaining stories are the ones imagined.