I went to see this movie because the trailers were intriguing. Plus, I’ll see Meryl in almost anything. I also like that time period and I love movies about newspapers. Also, it’s a woman at the helm, and it’s Meryl, so yeah, I’m going to check it out.
What got you to watch this movie (adverts, talent involved etc)? The trailers and the talent.
What kept you watching the film? Simple. Meryl Streep.
What emotional response did the film have on you? During…after? “Man, that could have been done so much better…what the hell?”
Do you think this film has a specific demographic appeal? Not exactly.
Was there anyone in the movie that you identified with at all? I could feel the emotional turmoil Meryl was in with dealing with dear friends and having to put them in their place. (Though my friends have never put me through such trials as these!) She also has to figure out the best way to deal with such a misogynistic group. I think most women today have dealt with that.
Would you recommend this to anyone or to only certain friends? I’ve just been saying, “If you love Meryl, you’ll enjoy her.” Otherwise, I have a hard time recommending it. But, again, I am in the minority here.
Did any production elements (i.e. sound, costume, art direction, production design) stand out? Yeah…they stood out like a sore thumb. The costumes were awful and the makeup wasn’t much better.
Would you spend money to see this again? In a theatre/DVD/Streaming? Ummm…no.