The Game review
Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) is a wealthy investment banker who lives in a very big house but is a loner. His brother Conrad (Sean Penn) gives a birthday gift, a voucher for Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Nicholas is accompanied by Christine (Deborah Kara Unger) to find out the creator of “the game.” Daniel Schorr – “Discovering the object of the game is the object of the game.” The cinematography, acting and score were good. Michael Douglas really showed his emotions here while Penn so realistic with his performance. Its premise was unique, unbelievable though since life is gambled in certain situations. The intentions were good since Nicholas learned from the game, that he needed to spend time with his ex-wife thru phone, be more sensitive to the feelings of others, not to pressure his brother, not have high expectations, forgetting the past and enjoy life. If in reality, one could have a coronary heart attack if they were put thru to that ordeal. So much trouble just to make the drama and game realistic, still The Game was entertaining and thought provoking at times.