Bombshell

Bombshell

DVD - 2020
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A group of women decides to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

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PearlyKayAm1
Dec 15, 2020

Very well done and completely captured the sleazeball nature of predatory people in power. Charlize Theron absolutely morphed into Megyn Kelly, but Nicole Kidman still looked like Nicole Kidman so that was a little distracting. The Special Features were 94 minutes and well worth watching.

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stevania_k
Dec 15, 2020

As a film, it’s not as entertaining as I thought. As a current political social issue, it’s interesting. It would make you think what could secretly happen behind the scene when you watch news. I am surprised how a movie production can get permission from Fox News for it to be on this film cause it is surely not a positive image.

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Walter724
Dec 12, 2020

This is a very interesting movie with lots of information I didn't know.

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Halloweenlib
Dec 12, 2020

This movie, categorizes (RATED: R) by library for: Sexual Material and Language throughout.
I THOUGHT after watching entire DVD movie - it was an erotic "COMEDY/DRAMA", like PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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When the Original FOX NEWS Version came out in 2016, it was more realistic; but for these high-paid Actresses in (2020 BOMBSHELL movie) - it (I) just felt bland emotions (as compared to what happened 4-years-prior).
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Because I thought this 2020 DVD movie should have been a COMEDY/DRAMA; I could not STOP LAUGHING THROUGHOUT the entire 1hr 49min.
But others viewing this movie, might find it offensive on the subject of SEXUAL HARRASSEMENT TOWARDS WOMEN.
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When the NEWS BROKE of Roger Ailes' s sexual harassment lawsuits - I HAD TO CONTINUALLY PAUSE MOVIE on my computer - to read all the "Breaking News reports" - between sections (1hr29MIN 15secs thru 29MIN 33secs).
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!!! WARNING TO OTHERS WHO WANT, but HAVE NOT BORROWED THIS DVD MOVIE from library: The Bonus Materials are EXTREMELY-SUPER LONG !!!
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On the ENDING CREDITS TO REMIND THE VIEWER: This is a re-creation of what happened 4-years-prior.
LIONS GATE FILMS states: THIS FILM (released December 20, 2019) IS A DRAMATIZATION INSPIRED BY ACTUAL EVENTS (and) THE CHARACTERS HAVE BEEN CREATED FOR "DRAMATIC PURPOSES".
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> my own comment <: This was a fun DVD movie to watch, but TOO MANY PROSTHETICS. This DVD movie would have been more enjoyable seeing Before(prosthetics) and After(prosthetics) - IMAGES/pictures.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 05, 2020

A strong cast, led by Charlize Theron (as Megyn Kelly), Nicole Kidman (as Gretchen Carlson), and Margot Robbie (as a made up character), lifts up this somewhat paint by numbers account of the fall of Roger Ailes (played as an ogre by John Lithgow). Director Jay Roach, known for the "Austin Powers" series, was probably the wrong guy for this movie, as it requires a subtlety and wit that he doesn't possess. Weren't there any female directors available? Kate McKinnon makes the most of her few scenes. Russell Crowe also played Ailes in "The Loudest Voice." See you in hell jerk.

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greatflicks
Nov 29, 2020

Excellent movie make sure you see it.

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beardieowner19
Nov 16, 2020

Good movie but The Loudest Voice (Showtime/Russell Crowe) was much better - was able to go into much more detail about what happened at Fox News under that douchey creep of a man.

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BBQ_Chick
Nov 13, 2020

I watched it and forgot it already. With such a heavy hitter cast, I thought it would be better. Hated to see Lithgow in such a hideous role. Was he trying to ruin his reputation as an actor? How disappointing. Something was missing in this film. It was just plain cold. Or, maybe that's what they were going for. I can sum it up in one word: yuck.

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KennethSmith
Nov 12, 2020

Wasn’t unprincipled rightwing nut Megyn Kelly this very week supporting ex-President Trump with his crazy election-fraud conspiracy babbling? So much for her credibility. What a farce.
The most legitimate guy at Fox News, Shep Smith, took a hike over to CNBC. A wise move on his part.

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ralwal
Nov 02, 2020

So sick of seeing and hearing about Trump, we didn’t watch it.

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Halloweenlib
Dec 12, 2020

Sexual Content: You do see ALOT of WOMEN news reporter's LINGERIE/UNDERGARMENTS, as ROGER AILES wants to know if the employee is loyal.

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anonymouswe
Nov 09, 2020

Sexual Content: Lots of discussion of sex and sexual assault. Two women are in bed together wearing only underwear, they talk and kiss. No nudity or sex is shown. Women in varying stages of undress in a dressing room, again, no nudity.

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anonymouswe
Nov 09, 2020

Coarse Language: Quite a bit of swearing. Lots of sexual comments and innuendo.

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reginator_22
Sep 09, 2020

Coarse Language: F word usage

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jimg2000
Oct 10, 2020

Some quotes in IMDb but this dialogue between Megyn (Charlize Theron) and Kayla (Margot Robbie), in part or whole is not, P1 of 2:

You used to work with Gretchen, right?
- Mmm-hmm.
Did you learn a lot from her?
- I did, yes.
I have nothing but good things to say about her. That's great. You know, I always find it so interesting who history chooses to do something important.
- Mmm. I guess.
Listen, I wanted to ask you... I wanted to ask you if Roger is harassing you.
- How did you know?
We find each other.
- You, too?
Long time ago.
- Wow.
You okay?
- Mmm-hmm.
You should report Roger. You'll be protected.
- Did you?

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jimg2000
Oct 10, 2020

Some quotes in IMDb but this dialogue between Megyn and Kayla, in part or whole is not, P2 of 2:

I took it to his superior. Nothing happened. I had to drop it.
- Why?
I wanted to be on television.
- Did you think what your silence would mean? For us? The rest of us?
Roger is not my fault.
- It would've been nice if... If somebody told us that he's after more than legs.
It's nobody's job to protect you, Kayla.
- That's all of our job. I don't get you. You're... You have power. Why are you still playing
by old rules? You're Megyn Kelly.
Look around, snowflake. How do you think I succeeded? How do you think a woman
gets a prime-time Fox show?
- So, you had sex with him?
Jesus fucking Christ.

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reginator_22
Sep 09, 2020

Megyn Kelly: If I learned anything this year, it's to not get sucked into a fight with someone who has better reason to be in it than you do.

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Halloweenlib
Dec 12, 2020

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anonymouswe
Nov 09, 2020

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