Director: Billy Ray
Writer: Billy Ray (Screenplay) Buzz Bissinger (Article)
Starring: Hayden Christensen, Chloe Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Peter Sarsgaard, Rosario Dawson, Melanie Lynskey, Hank Azaria
Plot: The story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered he fabricated over half of his articles from the publication The New Republic magazine.
Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Shattered Glass starts as we meet the young journalist Stephen Glass (Christensen). Who is writing for The New Republic Magazine, where he is seen as one of the hottest young writers. With his stories turning heads, working well within the team, with his editor Michael Kelly (Azaria) supporting his work.
When Michael is replaced by Charles ‘Chuck’ Lane (Sarsgaard)m, Stephen starts seeing his worked checked up on more often. Which will start to expose the truth about his work and how much he has been fabricating for his career.
Thoughts on Shattered Glass
Shattered Glass is the drama that will show how the stories were exposed from one of the biggest series of fabricated articles in journalism. Showing how the man behind it would do anything to create a story to make himself relevant in the world. Shattered Glass will highlight how competitive the world of journalism was, with a host of young writers trying to get the biggest stories. Hayden Christensen gives his career best performance right off the back of Star Wars. Where he got a lot of unfair criticism. We have a strong supporting cast of actors we have seen in plenty of films and we know always perform. This is one of the most interesting looks at how people could once make stuff up for anyone to believe, causing more damage to the people in the world.
Final Thoughts – Shattered Glass is a great look at how someone tricked the world into believing the stories they made up.