Hello My Movievaures! I hope you had a great week!
Today I wanted to write about a movie that unfortunately has been part of the current times, since the Harvey Weinstein’s revelation and the #metoo movement: Bombshell.
I will be honest, I know many people who will not like this movie. It’s about abuse, sexual harassment and patriarchy. Regrettably some men and women believe this don’t even exist in the western world and some others think is just an exaggeration. I will say, that just thinking that is an insult to every victim of this world.
This is why, I really enjoyed watching this movie. I’ll be honest, as a woman, is not always easy to see some scenes and you can feel as uncomfortable and hurt as the characters and actually, real women that lived that. Indeed, if you don’t know anything about this movie it is based on the story of multiple women at Fox News who exposed CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment.
This movie is impressive, not only by the strong women who play the roles of Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson and Kayla Pospisil; but also from the way is filmed and how every character seem so realistic, but at the same time so cliché too. Of course, you might have seen the incredible casting on the posters on the street or on the Internet : Charlize Steron, Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman. I will say it, the three of them are amazing in their roles. Sometimes we don’t get to understand their choices in the short term, but when we see the bigger picture ; their environment, career, family and love life ; we empathise completely.
Moreover, the way they explain the political and social situation of the United States at that time is really accurate. It was before and after Donald Trump’s election as the president of the United States and this has it’s importance for the entire plot. We also get to know more about the Fox Channel, how people work there and how it is managed ; or was I hope. The influence of the political world and it’s beliefs on what is shown on TV is quite scary actually, but not surprising.
And of course, I can’t talk about this movie without talking about feminism, sexual harassment and the social environment regarding women in the United States at that time. Don’t get me wrong, the whole movie is not a complete revendication on women’s rights. Sometimes we even see women being complete dicks with each others and defend patriarchs themselves. But it gives a good picture on how complicated women’s situation can be in a Man’s world. However this film honours women’s strengths and solidarity and it was a good risk to take.
In short, this movie is interesting, bold and sometimes very irritating, but completely worth seeing. Not everyone will like it but I think everyone should watch it just to understand that machismo still exists in our times and in the Western world.
That is all for today my friends. I hope you enjoyed reading this article. See you next week with a review on the latest War movie in theatres. I’ll let you guess!