Unfortunately, when she was unexpectedly cast in the real-life role of jilted girlfriend of NFL heartthrob Tom Brady, Moynahan found her professional résumé overshadowed by cheap tabloid gossip.
A natural beauty, she began her career as a model, appearing in a number of fashion magazines before making the transition to acting.
The Recruit is one of those movies that manage to entertain on the surface as long as one is willing to not scratch underneath for any signs of intelligence.
Colin Farrell plays James Clayton, a young man recruited to the CIA by aging agent Walter Burke (Al Pacino with big hair, hamming it up every step of the way).
One of the bright spots in this movie is Farrell's performance.
He is either growing on me or he has gotten better at acting.
As it turns out none of this is really pertinent to the plot but it gives James a motive for abandoning a more lucrative career with Dell and enduring the rigorous training at the CIA's facility known as ' The Farm'.As the suspense builds in a maze of gripping twists and turns, there are only two things James can count on -- he can't trust anyone and nothing is as it seems.It's the ultimate CIA thriller with so many surprise plot twists, you'll want to watch it again and again.The second big plot hole is that Walter pretty much hires James to catch him. It makes no sense to have Walter tell James to follow the mole and find out who she is giving the info to when Walter is the recipient. It was foreshadowing for a scene later where he bluffs his way out of a life-threatening situation.Didn't this genius ever think that maybe he would actually do his job and find out the truth? It was just too bad the writer didn't pay better attention, because like Patrick, I thought the ending was weak.Once there he meets, and is immediately attracted to, fellow trainee Layla (Bridget Moynahan).