The movie goes to a lot of trouble to establish Sydney's rebellion of all the "puff" pieces the magazine does and then suddenly (and with no reasonable explanation) he completely reverses his beliefs and sells out, becoming the very type of reporter he has spent most of the film trying not to be! No explanation is ever given and the somewhat pathetically childish ending of the film does not allow closure of this point. This greatly disappointed me.
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On the whole the film is a bit like a roller coaster ride, only one of the predictable ones where what you see is what you get. You know, the ones where you know to expect a loop-the-loop and the sudden drops. Personally I prefer roller coasters that give you a little more than what you can see, the ones that have that whole hidden section in a tunnel or underground that you had no idea was coming.
It is a shame really, because this film could quite easily have gone that way, but instead I am not really sure what they were trying to accomplish.