Valerie Palme is employed by the CIA. She secretly investigates the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
To discredit the work of her husband, played by Sean Penn, who writes a controversial article, Valerie’s status as a CIA agent was allegedly revealed by the White House officials.
He had written a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.
Valerie is not only instantly dismissed from her job but her personal life is tossed into a major upheaval.
AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2011
Movies for Grownups Award Best Grownup Love Story
Cannes Film Festival 2010
Palme d'Or Doug Liman
Chlotrudis Awards 2011
Chlotrudis Award Best Adapted Screenplay
International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2010
IFMCA Award Film Composer of the Year
For Green Zone , How to Train Your Dragon and Knight and Day
National Board of Review, USA 2010
Freedom of Expression Award
Political Film Society, USA 2011
PFS Award Exposé
Satellite Awards 2010
Satellite Award Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Screenplay, Adapted
St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2010
SLFCA Award Best Actress
Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2010
Karen Morley Award
WFCC Award Best Equality of the Sexes
Tied with Another Year (2010).