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She is blonde, sexy and quick-witted: Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) is THE figurehead for the news channel Fox News. But she soon realizes that beautiful legs count for more than real journalism. But that doesn't stop Kelly from messing with Donald Trump in the presidential campaign - much to the displeasure of station manager Roger Ailes (John Lithgow), a close ally of Trump. Although the one nasty, misogynist Twitter campaign is launched against the presenter, the channel does not stand behind her. At the same time the contract of Kelly's colleague Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) is not renewed when she refuses to conform to the cliché of "TV Barbie" any longer. And the young editor Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie) also gets to feel the unpleasant sides of the station's executive floor - even if it means a career advancement for her. When Gretchen Carlson takes on Ailes in public and sues the station manager for sexual harassment, she gets a lot of headwind. But why are Kelly and Pospisil silent - and how much longer?
Based on true events, "Bombshell - The End of Silence" takes a revealing look behind the scenes at the conservative channel Fox News, the mouthpiece of US President Trump. Director Jay Roach tries to unravel the events with a touch of biting satire, whereas the movies "Vice" and "The Big Short" by Adam McKay obviously serve as a model for him. However, he doesn't manage the balancing act between unveiling drama and satire as well as McKay did. Given the hypocrisy that this story reveals and the manipulative reporting with which this channel contributes to the division of the country, a little more bite and malice would have been desirable. </However, there is nothing wrong with the acting of the film. The three main actresses are simply great and John Lithgow - hardly recognizable under his mask - also delivers an outstanding performance. Also in terms of make-up effects and equipment are first class, which is especially made clear by the use of original recordings. Nevertheless, in the end the impression remains that much more could have been gotten out of the material. Especially compared to the mini-series "The loudest Voice", in which Russel Crowe impressed as Roger Ailes. This seven-part series makes it clear how much potential there still would have been in the story. </p>
Despite its weaknesses, "Bombshell - The End of Silence" is a good, entertaining and important movie, which is worthwhile alone because of the great actresses. A movie that makes you think and angry, but also has a lot of loosening up and humorous moments to offer, without diluting the story's message. All in all, the bottom line with small deductions is still enough for one: Absolutely worth seeing!
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