Bombshell: A Movie For Actors to Disappear into their Characters

 In Crime, Drama, Everything, Recommended

The review:

Jay Roach’s Bombshell is a movie about three women taking on Roger Ailes/Fox News that is written and directed by men.* It’s one of those movies that lets actors disappear into their characters and Charlize Theron is the best at this task.** This movie is worth watching just to see a current-day workplace where women cannot wear pants.***

The verdict: Recommended

Cost: $8.50
Where watched: Century Theaters Eastport with Matt
(Another cheery Christmas Eve movie selection!)

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Further sentences:

*Count me as a fan of this film, but much like Bad Moms, maybe have some actual women involved in the creation process.
**It took me about 10 minutes before I was for-sure the Megyn Kelly person was actually her. Kidman and Robbie are also good (though Robbie’s character is a composite). John Lithgow also sank into the jowls of Roger Ailes.
***The sexual harassment was one thing—it was terrible to witness Margot Robbie decide to capitulate—but PANTS! They are a commonplace thing. Everyone should be allowed to wear pants to work. Everyone!


  • What’s your go-to women-overcoming-in-the-workplace film? (I’m having trouble thinking of anything besides this and 9 to 5)
  • If someone has told you they have been sexually harassed, should your next question be, “Did you do it?”?

Favorite IMDB trivia item:

Charlize Theron and Mark Duplass co-star in Tully (2018).
(This is my favorite item because in post-movie discussion, I exclaimed to Matt, “Hey! Charlize Theron and Mark Duplass were a married couple in Tully too!)
(Also because I ADORED Tully and I feel like no one watched it. Go watch Tully!)

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  • Mary Stenaros

    I remember the first time I wore pants to work. It was of course a pants suit. I taught first grade in Parma, Idaho. Today there are probably few teachers who can imagine not wearing pants. IT WAS FIRST GRADE !

    • Patricia Collins

      I wonder if the pantsuit was also polyester?

      Thank goodness for pants!

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