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"The Walker" (2007)

"The Walker" is a story of murder and political intrigue, sort of. Murder and politics are the plot, but the movie is about one man's struggle with loyalty and honor. Woody Harrelson plays Carter Page III an openly gay man who escorts the wives of important men to social events when their husbands are unavailable. When one of the women finds her secret lover dead Carter covers for her out of friendship and finds himself and his lover (an Arabic American photographer) drawn into a dangerous plot.

It is a very slow paced film, definitely not a thriller. More of a character study. It doesn't end well. I'm not saying it has a bad ending, it just doesn't have a happy ending. If you like slow thoughtful movies you might like this one. The sets and costumes are fantastic. It is a very politically liberal movie. Lots of commentary about homophobia, racism, and political corruption.

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