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Confirmation (2016)

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Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her.

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Rick Famuyiwa

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Susannah Grant
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Washington ... Anita Hill
Wendell Pierce ... Clarence Thomas
Greg Kinnear ... Joe Biden
Jeffrey Wright ... Charles Ogletree
Eric Stonestreet ... Ken Duberstein
Bill Irwin ... Jack Danforth
Zoe Lister-Jones ... Carolyn Hart
Grace Gummer ... Ricki Seidman
Treat Williams ... Ted Kennedy
Dylan Baker ... Orrin Hatch
Erika Christensen ... Shirley Wiegand
Alison Wright ... Ginni Thomas
Malcolm Gets ... Arlen Specter
Peter McRobbie ... Alan Simpson
Kimberly Elise ... Sonia Jarvis
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Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her.

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It only takes one voice to change history.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confirmation See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce previously starred together in Ray (2004) and Night Catches Us (2010). See more »

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As Clarence Thomas enters that Senate Office Building at around 40:25, several photographers are using modern Digital SLR cameras, not in production in 1991, and the rear LCD screen is visible on one. See more »

Quotes

Anita Hill: Why are you doing this?
Charles Ogletree: I've got students more qualified than Thomas. Plus, I believe you.
Anita Hill: What about tenure?
Charles Ogletree: Hell, in 24 hours, I'll be able to get any job I want. Fuck tenure.
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Claims and rejects and the stupid enquiry!
4 September 2016 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

This is a television film, a political-thriller-drama from the director of 'Dope'. Inspired by the real 1991 event when president Bush nominated the judge Clarence Thomas to the supreme court. Followed by a former employee Anita Hill, came forward claiming Thomas sexually harassed her while working for him back then which brings an enquiry on the issue before any big decision regarding his new post. Both the sides fight, but it's her alone against the president backing team. How the hearing ends and who wins it disclosed in the remaining part.

Good cast, but Kerry Washington was reason the film to shine. Her performance reminded me Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin from 'Game Change'. She won the Emmy Awards for that and now I believe Kerry Washington has a chance to do the same. Apart from her, the story did not look good. It opened so well, followed by strong middle part and then the last act last its charm quickly. Because it was all about one alleging against another and he keeps rejecting them, but that twist I expected never came or its powerful dialogues. Even though it was beautifully made.

The reason the movie staying neutral is might be the actual result of the trial. So they kept balancing the contents throughout the narration, yet the as the viewers, we can understand the guilty feelings from the suspect's face. That's how the film silently gives its own verdict regarding whatever the real one was. One of the best television film, but due to its weak conclusion, the people are dissatisfied. Still, it is a good watch, if you are interested in politics to learn how ugly and at a same time how silly it is.

7/10


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