In 1987, former Colorado Senator Gary Hart was the clear favorite to win the democratic party nomination for president.
Based on Matt Bai's "All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid", The Front Runner attempts a behind the scenes look at a paradigm shift in media coverage.
He encounters a beautiful blonde pharmaceutical rep, Donna Rice (Sara Paxton).
His previous films ( Up in the Air , Tully ) were insightful and personal explorations of flawed protagonists.
The Front Runner 's supporting characters theatrics involve the media's change of discretion.
The Front Runner posits the frenzy over Hart's affair triggered the current search for sleaze.
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