“Truth” is a drama film released in 2015. The movie is based on a true story and is directed by James Vanderbilt. It stars Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace, and Elisabeth Moss.
The film depicts the controversy surrounding a “60 Minutes” news report that aired in 2004. The report questioned then-President George W. Bush’s military service during the Vietnam War, specifically his service in the Texas Air National Guard. The report, which was produced by CBS News, was based on documents that were later questioned for their authenticity.
Cate Blanchett plays Mary Mapes, the producer of the “60 Minutes” report, while Robert Redford portrays Dan Rather, the veteran CBS News anchor who presented the report. The film explores the backlash and criticism that Mapes and Rather faced following the report’s airing, as well as the subsequent investigation into the authenticity of the documents.
“Truth” received mixed reviews from critics and was a box office disappointment. However, Blanchett’s performance was praised, and the film was noted for its exploration of journalistic ethics and the pressure faced by journalists in the modern media landscape.
Duration: 125 min.