The movie is a thinly veiled dramatization of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal. Sam Ellis Patrick Wilson is a man on the rise—a hot-shot prosecutor on the cusp of a bright future. When an intern Dianna Agron at the office becomes infatuated with him, Sam unwisely attempts to quiet his desires by seeing a high-class escort—only to discover that the experience is more fulfilling and exhilarating than he could have imagined. A second appointment with an escort soon follows, and a third, sending his once idyllic life spiraling out of control. In the midst of wrestling with his demons, he suddenly finds himself being groomed to run for Attorney General —thrusting him into the public spotlight, and forcing him to take increasingly dangerous measures to keep the press, the law and his wife Lena Headey off his trail. Zipper has received negative reviews from critics, despite praise for Wilson's performance.
This idea that we hold political figures to a higher standard than ourselves is the thinly veiled theme behind Zipper , a film being advertised as a racy, sexy tale of political cover up. Zipper is a story that we have all seen before about a man who, due to human folly, is unable to live up to what is expected of him. The actors are wonderful, but with nothing new in the way of theme or even in cinematic craft I left the theater thinking um… Why should I care? He has a happy home life with his wife and child and is well loved by everyone. The political big wigs that run the country and steal elections are helping to push Sam up the ladder and a political magazine is planning a feature story.
By Sara Stewart. Sam Ellis Wilson , a federal prosecutor with his eye on political office, has a reputation as a fiery moral crusader and a savvy wife Lena Headey who gave up her own law career to raise their son. And scrap it he does, undone by an obsession with an elite escort agency. Way too soon, the former golden child is behaving like a heroin junkie, cutting meetings short and yelling at American Express to extend his cut-off credit. Read Next.