The film will be aired tonight at 9pm. The film is good and well worth watching for those who missed its cinema run before Christmas.
It must though be considered in the light of being a drama and not a documentary. Unsurprisingly it differs somewhat from the stage version, Guaranteed!, with additional characters and less emphasis on a number of the alternatives that may have been considered.
Obviously some of the characters and most of the dialogue is fictional and we can’t be sure that the stance of individual characters is accurate, particularly in the Cowen-Lenihan exchanges. Overall it is a good dramatisation and will probably be more accurate than the debate which is due to following the airing.
I am looking forward to The Bailout later this year.