MOVIE REVIEW: BOMBSHELL (Jay Roach, 2019)

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Really surprised that this wasn’t an Adam McKay film.

I felt bothered that the old lady seated next to me kept giggling when Roger Ailes (a terrific John Lithgow) asked ambitious associate producer Kayla (well-deserved Oscar nominee Margot Robbie) to hike her skirt up higher. A fellow woman was getting sexually harassed right before her and her initial reaction was that of amusement.

But the very fact that I let out a chuckle when Ailes verbally accosted Fox News host Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) with the line “Nobody wants to watch a middle-aged woman sweat her way through menopause” only meant that I was part of this huge problem.

We just live in a sick world and we’re oftentimes complicit to the horrors happening around us.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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