Pssst, want to check out She Said in our new look?
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Don't mistake my lack of enthusiasm for She Said with my not finding the story it wants to tell worthy or important. I do. And normally, I would be very much into a journalistic thriller starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan. But despite the genre and some favorite actors, the investigation into Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct and events that would make the MeToo Movement go viral is just so ordinarily told that I can't really recommend it. I was hopeful after it opened on the making of a period film - as if to say, this is as old as time, or that we were going to address outdated values - but it soon turns into "just the facts, mam" and even so, misses the mark in terms of proceduralism by showing the reporters' home lives, which have nothing or little to do with anything in the final analysis. And perhaps the subject matter is too recent and too well-known. Maybe this will shock SOMEbody, but I wasn't particularly surprised by what tidbits I ended up learning for the first time. Still, because it's a touchy subject, there's an underlying tension through most of the film, and I guess it's a marvel at all that a Hollywood film would dare expose its own sins like this. But does it go far enough? Probably not. Is it really Hollywood's story to tell?
The story of some brave NY Times reporters taking down a powerful man, without once mistakenly reporting that he was harboring weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!