Seberg is part biography, I say part as it mostly covers a two year period
from 1969, of American movie star Jean Seberg (Kirsten Stewart). Brought up
in Iowa, she became more famous in France for roles in movies such as
Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 movie Breathless.
Whilst it might have been interesting to learn more about her movie career
director Benedict Andrews focuses on a period in her life where Seberg, a
civil rights campaigner, took up with members of the Black Panther
movement. Helping to bankroll them brings Seberg to the attention of the
FBI who have her followed and her conversations bugged. Finding out that
Seberg as more than a passing acquaintance with one of the Panthers most
ardent activists the FBI, led by agents Jack Solomon and Carl Kowalski
(Jack O’Connell and Vince Vaughan), set up an operation to discredit her.
Stewart gives a fine performance in a movie that whilst interesting never
really lifts itself above the ordinary.