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Year
1987
Runtime
133 min.
Director
James L. Brooks
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
18,470
Checks
4,945
Favs
234
Dislikes
34
Favs/checks
4.7% (1:21)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. frankqb's avatar

    frankqb

    An honest and remarkable account of life in television journalism. Though the technology is dated today, the questions, ethics and style of life is still spot on for an ever-changing industry. Albert Brook's rant to Holly Hunter about the dangers of William Hurt and his style of news is a little-known classic monologue of cinema. An underrated gem for anyone with an interest in news and more cerebral romantic comedies. 9 years 3 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Broadcast News is really a direct ancestor to Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom, isn't it? It tackles the work of TV journalists with both moral self-examination and character humor, and perhaps wastes time on things that are far less interesting, i.e. love triangles. I'm sure the film would have worked without both Albert Brooks and William Hurt pining for Holly Hunter, and from the perspective of realism, it would have shown much more professional relationships. Not that it's a bad relationship story - the characters are well drawn and the dynamics very human - but where Broadcast News works best is in the moral dilemmas faced by the characters in a world where superficiality is becoming increasingly important... and those questions are as relevant today as they were in the 80s, if not more so. 3 years 4 months ago
  3. Zeltaebar's avatar

    Zeltaebar

    I loved it! The actors are terrific and the writing is superb. I've seldom seen a better scripted movie than this one. 8 years 4 months ago
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