In comments there is a strong argument that the privilege issue is in fact intentional, and thus that it's a lot smarter movie than I give it credit for. It's a good counterpoint, especially if you decided to not watch the movie on my say-so.
I'll try to move on now back to my usual ... um ... silence punctuated by the odd bit of fiction. Or something. :-P
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