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Bombshell (2019)

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

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Jay Roach
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Megyn Kelly
Nicole Kidman ... Gretchen Carlson
Margot Robbie ... Kayla Pospisil
John Lithgow ... Roger Ailes
Allison Janney ... Susan Estrich
Malcolm McDowell ... Rupert Murdoch
Kate McKinnon ... Jess Carr
Connie Britton ... Beth Ailes
Liv Hewson ... Lily Balin
Brigette Lundy-Paine ... Julia Clarke
Rob Delaney ... Gil Norman
Mark Duplass ... Doug Brunt
Stephen Root ... Neil Mullen
Robin Weigert ... Nancy Smith
Amy Landecker ... Dianne Brandi
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

Based on a Real Scandal

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual material and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombshell See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$319,157, 15 December 2019

Gross USA:

$29,607,630

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,547,906
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Margot Robbie and Allison Janney's first film together since I, Tonya (2017) which Robbie also produced. Both actresses received Oscar nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Janney won from her nomination. See more »

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Jess Carr: No crying at Fox.
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An important and well acted film but not fantastic by any means
16 January 2020 | by OliveraandreassonSee all my reviews

This is not the type of movie I would typically enjoy but all things considered, it's an interesting, powerful and, weirdly enough, very fun movie.

Seeing as it tackles the important issue of female objectification and sexual harassment it might be hard to imagine it being a funny film, but it really is. There's a very good balance between fun character moments and hilarious jokes that had the whole theatre laughing, and the serious and frankly quote disgusting scenes that had us all sitting silent and reflecting. Speaking of the strong message, the film handles it very well and although the characters achieve minor victories, it never gives us the satisfaction of victory and that really goes to show the magnitude of this dangerous issue.

Moving on, the costume and set designs are fantastic and suit the mood and narrative of the film perfectly. I'm not at all surprised that it has been nominated for an academy award in hairstyling and make-up, best actress in a leading role and best supporting actress. As one might expect from this, the acting is great and on Kidman's and Robbie's part sometimes quite remarkable.

One thing I'm not particularly fond of is the odd camera work in some scenes and how the zooming and certain camera movements make it look like something straight out of the office. It's obviously intentional and must serve some purpose but I don't get it, and to me it just seems a bit unprofessional.

As I stated at the beginning this is not the type of film I usually watch or enjoy but taking that into consideration I quite like it. Some parts of it are fantastic but all around it's a bit slow and uninteresting.


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