the problem with this picture in my opinion is Nicolas Cage !
don't get me wrong , I don't mean his performance but the audience has a problem with him , it's like : oh this movie starring Cage , just give it 1 star !
this movie is about characters and I always liked this kind of movies , the movie takes place in 2010 , first scenes shows the aftermath of BP oil spill accident... Cage is an idealistic congress man from Louisiana called Colin Price who aspires to be nominated for the senate , he was defending the rights of fishers whose works were damaged because of the accident , and suddenly his reputation was ruined by sexual scandal with a fisherman's wife ! His wife left him , he resigned from the congress but continued his charity works to support the fishermen... Cage was not bad , he delivers a good performance for his role..
Peter Fonda as Colin Price's father , he was very good written character and his performance was very good...
Connie Nielsen as Deborah Price was not special and not bad in the same time..
Sarah Paulson as Kate Haber , I liked her role in the second half of the movie
the problem with this picture is that when you have these elements and these characters you could have done much better scenario..
sorry for my bad English..