Fucky Film Review!

Broadcast News

Posted by Web Manager on August 24, 2009

James L. Brooks 1987

It’s kind of a weird movie and it’s kind of weird to think that it was made by the same man who created The Simpsons. Holly Hunter looks really short – like midget short – but it works with her character and it was refreshing to see a film where they don’t use the camera to hide the fact that there are height differences among people whether we find it aesthetically pleasing or not. I didn’t like all the scenes of her crying, but I know a lot of people who did.  Albert Brooks is pretty annoying, as usual, but like Hunter’s lilliputian proportions, it works for the character. I like the special effects of him sweating. My only problem with the movie is that it’s neither here nor there – not serious enough to be a serious criticism of the TV news business, and not funny or interesting enough to be a great comic drama set against the backdrop of a TV newsroom.

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One Response to “Broadcast News”

  1. MC Aaron said

    So true about the height differences.

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