Billy Ray’s Shattered Glass takes us into the rise and fall of Stephen Glass, a young intelligent writer at the New Republic. Glass wrote unbelievable stories that are truly not believable. As young kids, we think the sky is the limit. If we can get away with one, we can get away with many and we don’t think about the consequences. Glass’s case is no exception. He gets caught after written more than 25 pieces of made up facts.
Shattered Glass is not only skillfully written and directed but delightfully acted as well. Hayden Christensen is charming as Stephen Glass and Peter Sarsgaard is convincing as Chuck Lanes. In addition Christensen and Sarsgaard, the supporting roles also do a wonderful job of keeping the film engaging. What a terrific film about the art of lie, fraud and journalism.