Based on the investigation that helped launch the MeToo movement this film hits hard as two journalists work to expose the abuses of Hollywood’s casting culture.
The films synopsis tells you exactly what to expect saying: “New York Times reporters Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) and Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) break one of the most important stories in a generation, a story that helped ignite a movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.”
This movie is absolutely incredible, it makes you feel ashamed to a part of the human race.
People in power do what they want and think they can get away with it.
To make things worse is amount of people who help to cover things up, I don’t understand how they think this is okay.
They make the women feel like they have done something wrong, and they are afraid to speak out against Harvey Weinstein.
What I like about this movie’s story is that it goes deeper than just those basic facts.
Obviously, none of us got to be in the room where this all happens, and this movie does a good job of putting the audience there.
We get to see what it was like for these journalists to try and get these women to go on the record and say what happened to them.
The audience gets to fully experience what it’s like to be an investigative journalist and it helps this movie stand out amongst others like it.
I also like how this film handled what happened to these women.
Some other movies might’ve actually shown the audience what happened behind closed doors but not this movie.
This movie pays respect to the survivors by not showing anything graphic but instead leaving it up to the audience’s imagination.
I also enjoyed the fact that this movie wasn’t just about the investigation, but we also got a deep dive into the actual lives of the journalists.
The audience gets to see how exactly this kind of work can impact those with families.
The two main actresses, Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, were fantastic.
This is a story that really needed to be told.
We need to appreciate our free press and continue to try to keep it.
My Rating: 10/10