Affairs of State

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A young campaign aide gets in way over his head when he sleeps with the wife of a presidential candidate, sending him into a downward spiral of corruption and blackmail. He is left fighting not only for his career, but also his life.

Cast & Crew

Adrian Grenier
Rob Reynolds
Mimi Rogers
Judith Baines
Thora Birch
Callie Roland
David Corenswet
Michael Lawson
Faye Grant
Mary Maples
Bonnie Johnson
Gertie Hayden
Tom Cudworth
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Stephen Israel
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George Voskericyan
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Michel Amar
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Jon Lee Brody
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Phil Hunt
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Tims Johnson
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John Monahan
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Critic Reviews for Affairs of State

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (2)

  • In an era when so many indies are either genre exercises or quirky dramedies, a well-acted, ripped-from-the-headlines melodrama is a novelty.

    June 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • If the movie were self-aware enough to understand its true nature as glorious direct-to-video junk, it would look a whole lot less pretty, but its lurid cheap thrills would be more thrilling and lurid.

    August 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A gripping, provocative and refreshingly unpredictable political thriller.

    June 15, 2018 | Rating: 8.474858 | Full Review…
  • Director Eric Bross's Affairs of State is a political thriller that plays like an adaptation of a trashy romance novel.

    June 14, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Affairs of State

  • Apr 03, 2020
    Affairs of State is a provocative political thriller that's not quite sure where it's going. When an ambitious political aid attempts to sleep his way to the top his affair with a candidate's wife threatens to destroy lives and careers. Unfortunately the film seems to be more concerned with the main character's sexcapades than the political maneuvering and conniving of the campaign. And the political landscape is a little hard to follow, as it tries to avoid labels yet makes allusions to current issues. Also, the cast is rather lackluster (despite featuring Thora Birch and Mimi Rogers). Kind of a mess, Affairs of State is a disappointing film that doesn't quite work.
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