The story of this news team in Spotlight also becomes one of redemption. I'll save that for when the movie opens. Spotlight was written and directed by Tom McCarthy. He gave three other fine films -- The Station Agent starring Peter Dinklage, The Visitor which earned Richard Jenkins a well-deserved Oscar nomination for Best Actor, and the high school wrestling drama, Win Win starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan.
To see an earlier Rachel McAdams performance that I found most entertaining, rent 2007's Married Life. A true gentleman, middle-aged and married, has fallen in love with a younger woman. He can't bear the thought of breaking his wife's heart by asking for a divorce, so he plans to kill her. He believes that would be more genteel. Married Life is so...so French. You'll be surprised at how stylish, bright and witty this movie is. Set in the 1940s, it stars Pierce Brosnan, Patricia Clarkson and Chris Cooper. Rachel McAdams plays Kay, the younger woman. The movie runs only about 90 minutes and -- as usual -- Patricia Clarkson is fabulous. Here's a trailer.