The Front Runner (R) 113 minutes

THE FRONT RUNNERMOVIE (R) Based on a true story and considered one of the best films out this year. In this thrilling drama, charismatic politician, Colorado Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Hackman) captures the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. But his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice (Sarah Paxton). As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race, leaving a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage. Also starring Vera Famiga as the wife, Lee Hart, J.K. Simmons as Hart's manager, Bill Dixon, and Alfred Molina as Ben Bradlee, editor of The Washington Post.