Miss Sloane movie quotes follow the action of the political thriller about a powerful lobbyist who takes on gun control. The film was directed by John Madden using a screenplay written by Johnathan Perera. Miss Sloane opened theatrically in the United States on December 9, 2016.
In Miss Sloane, the title character Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is a highly respected lobbyist in Washington, D.C. She's built a reputation of success through her dedication to the job and a proven history of winning her battles. So with a chip on her shoulder and her eyes on the prize, Elizabeth takes on her most powerful opponent yet, the gun lobby. As she fights for gun control, Elizabeth goes to new and bordering on unethical lengths to win the war.
Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Waterston and John Lithgow all co-star in the film.
Lobbying is About Foresight
Elizabeth Sloane: Lobbying is about foresight, about anticipating your opponent's moves and devising countermeasures. The winner plots one step ahead of the opposition. It's about making sure you surprise them and they don't surprise you.
Elizabeth explains what her job as a lobbyist is all about in these Miss Sloane movie quotes. It's not about convincing people, rather a long chess game where plotting to win is the ultimate goal.
Who's With Me?
Elizabeth Sloane: So who's with me?
After Elizabeth explains her mission to fight for gun control to her colleagues, she asks who is interested in joining her battle. It will be a tough battle, that's for sure, but one she cannot do alone.
I Was Hired to Win
Elizabeth Sloane: I was hired to win and there will only ever be one winner.
Elizabeth may be a lot of things but a loser she is not. She's bound and determined to do whatever is necessary to be the winner, no matter the consequence.
I Don't Remember You Caring
George Dupont: What's going on with you?!
Elizabeth Sloane: The current system is so coarse it floats.
George Dupont: I don't remember you caring ever, one way or another about guns.
Elizabeth Sloane: My position solidified somewhere between Columbine and Charleston. Come on, George, any head case, felon or terrorist can buy an assault rifle from a gun show, the Internet or his buddy at the bowl-o-rama without so much as an ID. Heaton-Harris puts a stop to that.
George Dupont: Christ, Liz, this is the gun lobby. Do you have any idea how long I've been trying to reel them in? Now, something happened, someone you know was a victim of a gun crime.
Elizabeth Sloane: Nonsense, I work on behalf of causes I believe in. That's how I sleep at night.
George Dupont: You don't sleep at night. You sit and obsess about winning no matter the cause.
George confronts Elizabeth to inquire why she's chosen to take on the gun lobby. While Elizabeth explains her position in these Miss Sloane movie quotes, George still feels that something more she isn't saying is motivating her.