The Informant is director Steven Soderbergh’s return to plot-driven comedy after a few years of smaller films like Che and The Girlfriend Experience. I generally enjoy Soderbergh movies (Out of Sight is an underappreciated classic and I even liked Solaris), and I’d probably see this one based on the Matt Damon wallpaper alone (see above).
‘The Informant’ is about Ivy League Ph.D. Mark Whitacre (Damon), a rising star at Decatur, Illinois-based Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in the early 1990s who wound up blowing the whistle on the company’s price-fixing tactics. [WAMG]
Apparently the case had to do with Lysine price fixing and a class-action suit about high-fructose corn syrup. This is neither here nor there, but I think if you were were trying to tough-talk some bigwigs in the corn industry, saying “Oh yeah? Well I pick pieces of guys like you out of my stool,” would be a really apt insult. Haha, good one, Jay.
I also wouldn’t mind seeing Matt Damon’s character in the Informant play an intense game of beach volleyball against Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading.