Bombshell Review: A Stronger Screenplay Could Have Elevated This Movie To The Next Level
This movie has a lot going for mainly its star cast who deliver some great performances everyone from the leads to the side characters felt real and not a caricature of the person they were based on. Charlize Theron who plays Megyn Kelly is our guide to the world of Fox News using a mockumentary style narration and some third wall breaking and it works well as it is never overused.
Charlize Theron carries the role well as expected from an actress of her caliber her way of balancing Megyn's inner turmoil is something that stays with you, Margot Robbie who plays Kayla Pospisil a character based on several real women gives one of the best performances of her career.
The Character of Gretchen Carlson played by Nicole Kidman who acts as a catalyst in the story is very engaging however there are times when it feels she is pushed into the background, among the supporting cast John Lithgow as Roger Ailes and Lithgow does a spectacular job of switching between the charismatic side of Ailes and his true nature.
Kate McKinnon also gets to show off her acting chops and does well in her role as a support system for the character of Kayla Pospisil. The music by Theodore Shapiro is used sparely making its impact much more dramatic and that helps elevate scenes
The biggest negative I have with this movie is at times it felt that movie took a break from the main focus to something that could have been cut out or at least done better and in a movie, with such great performances it becomes even more obvious and makes the movie feel a bit surface level at times.
Director Jay Roach did a fine job but should have asked for a more tighter script, overall Bombshell is a good movie that creates awareness but never comes across as preachy but its impact was not as big as it thought it would be.