Based on the true story of former CIA agent Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) and her husband Joe Wilson (Sean Penn). Very compelling script. This was very much in the news at the time, and it’s interesting to get some perspective about what happened, and see the events from these characters’ points of view. High stakes emotional drama.
Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then Valerie's secret work and identity is leaked to the press. With her cover blown and other people endangered, Valerie's career and personal life begin to unravel.