Life Is Definitely Stranger Than Fiction!
This is one incredibly bizarre story! It's also quite funny, I laughed out loud quite a few times. At the end, it's also quite troubling.
The end is ironic because it brings up a lot of important issues I can't discuss without spoiling the movie. It really catches you off guard on so many different levels! I even now have an insight into an old friend I haven't seen in many years, who behaved in a similar fashion to Mr. Whitacre.
I think it's important to keep in mind that the real story is ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) an incredibly powerful transnational corporation that cost the world's consumers billions of dollars. We get to see at the very end of The Informant what happened to all the key players. It's very troubling, indeed.
The movie didn't go into depth about the seriousness of the sickness of the company and the chicanery of the government at the time. They did mention that ADM's cash money ended up in Richard Nixon's safe to pay off the Watergate thieves which was pretty incriminating.
Mark was superbly portrayed by Matt Damon who portrayed his character in quite an intelligent manner. It is hard to believe the complete social ineptitude of this particular sociopath, but the humor was made present every time Mark would explain his point of view to the FBI and his co-workers.
This film was a new, fresh, different kind of film altogether and one I wouldn't expect from Hollywood.
Even the minor characters played their parts excellently. It wasn't a hysterical LOL movie, and it wasn't really a thriller. It was a lighthearted drama, peculiar, and quirky. In other words, it was fresh and didn't remind me of anything. Having seen so many films in one film, that's really a good thing.
I thought the movie was handled well and I enjoyed it completely.
Rating: 4 / 5