The movie plays like a satire on how obsessed today’s society is with getting news fast and with as much information as possible. We always want more. More information. More pictures and footage. Regardless of how intrusive or horrifying it can be in some cases.
Gyllenhaal has obviously slimmed down for the role, and it just adds to the creepy nature of his character. He’s fantastic, as he has been in many of his recent projects (Prisoners with Hugh Jackman).
It’s an interesting and surprisingly funny film. It’s also refreshing to see some genuinely good films appearing amongst all the rubbish of the summer. Definitely worth the cinema ticket.