Naomi Watts plays real-life mom, wife and covert CIA agent Valerie Plame — whose spy career ended in 2003 when The Washington Post outed her — in this admirable, female-driven story that unfortunately collapses. Watts seems jittery and uneasy in the role and displays little chemistry with her ex-ambassador spouse (Sean Penn, in an unconvincing performance). As the two try to trace the leak’s source, the plot grows confusing and the tension wanes.
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