It’s something of a minor miracle that this movie even exists. Documenting Anthony Weiner’s attempted comeback of a New York mayoral run following his career-damaging sexting scandal, with Weiner’s full (and frankly, baffling) participation, it instead becomes the portrait of a career ending before your eyes. With fascinating participants and media figures (not the least of which is his highly respected wife, political advisor Huma Abedin), the movie is riveting from the first frame, with Weiner’s self-destructive impulses constantly re-aligning the narrative and forcing confrontations. It’s really something unique to witness, and is sure to be dissected by political pundits for years to come.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)