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An Acceptable Loss (2018)

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Libby teaches at a university but 4 years ago she was top aide to VP Rachel and was part of a total victory action. Rachel is now US president and worried about Libby keeping quiet. Libby also has a student spying on her.

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Joe Chappelle

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Joe Chappelle

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tika Sumpter ... Libby
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Rachel
Ben Tavassoli ... Martin
Jeff Hephner ... Adrian
Deanna Dunagan ... Dr. Willa Sipe
Alex Weisman ... Jordan
Ali Burch ... Dee
Clarke Peters ... Phillip Lamm
David Eigenberg ... Drunken Professor
Alysia Reiner ... National Security Advisor
Rex Linn ... The President
Carmen Roman ... Smug Professor
Henry Godinez Henry Godinez ... Burnt Out Professor
Tim Hopper ... Admiral
Rashaad Hall Rashaad Hall ... Neal
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Storyline

Former top U.S. security adviser Elizabeth "Libby" Lamm (Sumpter) is threatened by associates from her dark past including Rachel Burke (Curtis), a steely, commanding politician with an unwavering knack for achieving her goals. Colluding with Rachel is Adrian, an unyielding, patriotic chief of staff. Martin (Tavassoli) harbors another type of obsession with Libby in this story of betrayal and regret. Written by Deadline

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nuclear | betrayal | See All (2) »

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Fugitive. Criminal. Traitor. Patriot. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An Acceptable Loss See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,447, 20 January 2019

Gross USA:

$32,427

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,427
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Joe Chappelle also directed Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) and Jamie Lee Curtis starred in the original film Halloween (1978). See more »

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A SLOW-BURN THRILLER - VERY SLOW, THAT'S THE ISSUE
23 July 2019 | by rsridhar2005See all my reviews

Ok, with all the story / reliability content, this good drama or a political thriller (if you can call it like that) is indeed very slow. The actual movie starts & ends in the last 20-25 minutes or so. Initally, too much of dragging. Problem als there with the star cast. Apart from Jamie Lee Cutis, not many known faces.

The lead, Tika Sumpter (Libby) is wholly wooden in her expressions. But for her well-chiseled physique, she fails to emote. Story is very topical and of course, the twist in the tail is worth-watching, if you have patience to sit thru' the boring 2/3rd of the movie.


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