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The #metoo movement was striking some big fishes in the world of news and entertainment and one of the biggest of the fish turned into a scandal that rocked the world of 24 ours news.

Roger Ailes of FOX News was accused of sexual harassment by on-air personality Gretchen Carlson, followed by multiple women.  This would lead to his removal from FOX by Rupert Murdock.

This movie is that story, of Carlson, along with anchor Megyn Kelly, and a third woman (who is a compilation of several women) and their lives behind the scenes at this time.

Nicole Kidman (who played Carlson), Charlize Theron (who played Kelly) and Margot Robbie (who played Kayla, the amalgam character) gave three powerhouse performances in Bombshell.  Each woman provided a different perspective on the horrors that many women faced at the hands of this predator.

Ailes (played by John Lithgow) was shown in Bombshell as, not only the disgusting sexual harasser, but also as an intelligent businessman who helped created the model of FOX News, changing the cable news community forever.

There was one scene in particular that was desperately uncomfortable and disgusting.  It is nearly unconscionable to know what horrendous things these women had to do because Roger Ailes had all the power.  It was a tough scene to watch, but an important one to know.

While this story does not go as deep as it could have gone, Bombshell boasts some great performances and is worth the time to see.

4 stars  

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