Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.Written by
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I know you care about him. I've never seen you like this about anyone, so please don't get me wrong when I tell you that Tom, while being a very nice guy, is the Devil.
This isn't friendship. You're crazy, you know that?
What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he's around?
Come on! Nobody is going to be taken in by a guy with a long, red, pointy tail! What's he gonna sound like?
No. I'm semi-serious here.
He will be attractive! He'll be nice and ...
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I had the same problem with this as I had with - amongst others - "Terms of Endearment" & The "Big Chill"...
They all contain characters who are intelligent, which is a plus, but there's no WARMTH to them; it's all a massive game of one-upmanship concerning who can prove that they're more 'switched-on' than the rest... Intelligent, but self absorbed clueless schmucks, the lot of them... If these accurately represent the middle-classes in America, then I want nothing to do with them.
Give me characters I hate, because at least then they're giving you back some kind of energy, even if it's a negative vibe... Here, the characters were dull because they were defined by their job, and how it made them see themselves, so I never wanted to spend any time with them. People are interesting when we get to see who they truly are - whether good or bad. This is not that type of film, because of the type of environment they're in, these folk are constantly posturing for other people instead of relaxing and being who they really are.
It's an interesting commentary on the type of behaviour it takes to succeed, I suppose... I just didn't see why I should care when it was all fake.
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