All a person needs to defeat the powerful gun groups and enact basic gun control is a brilliant, heartless lobbyist with spy equipment and a willingness to commit perjury.
Or that’s the lesson of “Miss Sloane,” a movie billed as an incisive political thriller showing how Washington, D.C., and its web of lobbyists really work.
Directed by John Madden and written by Jonathan Perera, the movie received a box office welcome almost as cold as the title character.
In the first moments of the movie, lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is testifying before a Senate hearing on charges of improper gifts related to a different matter. But the real battle going on is against a barely-concealed analog of the NRA over a bill requiring universal background checks for gun sales.