Broadcast News

Broadcast News ★★★★

"And if things had gone differently for me tonight, then I probably wouldn't be saying any of this. I grant you everything. But give me this: He personifies everything that you've been fighting against. And I'm in love with you. How do you like that? I buried the lede."

God, the writing in this is spectacular. The premise of this film is often sold as a rom-com in a newsroom setting, which it sort of is. But the job itself really takes precedence over the "love triangle". And this is certainly more a deep criticism of media content and consumption than a tale of a budding romance. The main characters are fleshed out and properly flawed, you find yourself rooting for them and being annoyed by their decisions.

Definitely a movie that grows on you. I think that when this first came out, it was more of an ominous foreboding, now it seems like a commentary of existing issues. This managed to weave discussions of ethics with typical cheesy 80's tropes, and i just really enjoyed this.

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