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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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'Bombshell' May Be a Story You Know, But Not Like This...

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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

When Gretchen Carlson slaps Fox News founder Roger Ailes with a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, not a soul could predict what would happen next. Her decision leads to Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly coming forward with her own story, as well as multiple other women, inciting a movement that reverberates around the world. Written by Jwelch5742

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Details

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:

$31,668,954

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,984,523
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Prosthetic makeup artist Kazu Hiro, responsible for the painstaking transformation of actor John Lithgow into Fox News boss Roger Ailes, had won his Academy Award for Darkest Hour (2017) after turning Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill, a character Lithgow had earlier portrayed in The Crown (2016). See more »

Quotes

Megyn Kelly: All I want is for this to go away, Roger.
Roger Ailes: Look, every general in history has gone into battle feeling the same.
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Watching the World Go by
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Performed by Sean Wiggins and Lone Goat
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Thank you one-star reviews for convincing me to watch this
21 January 2020 | by narrator56See all my reviews

I was hesitant at first to watch this movie. I couldn't imagine watching anything nearly two hours long about the Fox Network. But as sometimes happens when I look at one-star reviews, the haters convinced me to give it a try. If the film enrages them so much they are driven to defend two old white guys who were fired by their own far right bosses for sexual abuses, the movie must be pretty hard hitting.

I found it to be entertaining. I gather one of the main characters isn't a real person, but rather a sort of amalgam of many women who were sexually abused and either left Fox or were disposed of in other ways. I liked the husband who supported his famous wife so loyally, and got a kick out of the shenanigans the lesbian character had to go through to stay hidden in plain sight. I never expect a documentary with these films, so small changes don't enrage me and provide one-star ammunition. I have to be in a certain frame of mind to watch documentaries anyway.

So if you are a gun carrying member of the far right tribe, perhaps you should skip this movie and save yourself the trouble of posting a one sentence review. I'm here for you, guys.


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