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Broadcast News (1987) Movie Information

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James L. Brooks


William Hurt
Albert Brooks
Holly Hunter
Joan Cusack
Jack Nicholson
Robert Prosky





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Indyfreak 01/03/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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An interesting if overly long bit of satire and sincerity woven together as James L. Brooks balances out the personal lives of three TV journalists and their professional interactions. William Hurt is the good looking rookie, Albert Brooks is the seasoned pro who's awkward with the ladies, and Holly Hunter is the tough-as-nails gal who cries on a daily basis. All three and their colleagues have shades of gray to their characters so no one is wholly good or completely bad. There's some good moments and an underlying bitterness towards the news industry that gives the comedy an edgier touch. I liked watching it but did feel like it was longer than it should have been.

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Snoogans 12/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The relationships and personalities of the three main players are refreshingly un-cliche and provide some slyly funny moments. It's a rom-com story that is genuine in it's characters and humor. The film also shares an interesting look in the behind-the-scenes aspect of television news. Very well written and acted.

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mitchellyoung 12/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The recreated news backdrop serves only as a setting for a much more interesting love triangle, told with charm and comic timing by a trio of believable and engrossing performances. The script itself is razor-sharp and responsible for a number of memorable one-liners. This is the best type of comedy - a film that pulls its humor organically and doesn't abandon its themes or characters.

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10/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A winning triumvirate of leads with an engaging story that will make you smile, frown and think. Jane Craig (Hunter), a smart/skillful producer, and Aaron Altman (Brooks), an experienced writer and reporter, are long time friends whose relationship will be tested when Tom Grunick (William Hurt) joins their network. perfect cast, astounding screenplay, brilliant direction, life-like performances and a fantastic score to boot. Topics on pretentiousness, friendships, choices, corporate lay-offs, sucking-up, professionalism and love were exhibited beautifully. Even the supporting casts were funny and believable. Best lines: Aaron - "Well, wait a minute, that changes everything!" "Wouldn't this be a great world if insecurity and desperation made us more attractive? If "needy" were a turn...

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