Broadcast News (1987) 1080p

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Comedy | Drama
Frame Rate:
23.976 fps
English 2.0  
Run Time:
133 min
IMDB Rating:
7.2 / 10 
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Directors: James L. Brooks [Director] ,

Movie Description:
Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.


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A true gem!

Holly Hunter, William Hurt and Albert Brooks knock it out of the park in this case study of pretense, jealousy and bipolar love.If you were in your 20s or 30s in the late 1980s, you'll find yourself aching to go back in time. Big hair, big egos, big impacts and passion abound.Hurt, Hunter and Brooks pull off the rare 1+1+1=4.

Very Good Movie, but Tell Us Who Tom Is

The acting, screen-writing and inter-personal dynamics are very good in this movie. The plot is cohesive and mostly coherent and no scenes were wasted on trivial "fluff". The only thing I wish had happened was for William Hurt's character to be more developed. This was an over-sight in the film's script, in my opinion.

Tom Grunnick is too-nice-of-a-guy to be the malevolent, shallow, sensationalist manipulator of the public that both Albert Brooks' character and Holly Hunter's (eventually) make him him to be. It seems like the director wanted to have his news and read it, too:

A mellow, likable, moderately-intelligent, but good-looking sports caster is thrust into the role of anchorman, probably on his looks and connections, and is then accused by some of his closest workmates of shallowness and sensationalism, but we are given only one instance of Grunnick embodying and displaying this propensity.

What we needed was to meet Tom Grunnick. We are never given much indication of what is important to him and what he considers good news casting/reporting. This is a problem with many movies, where character development is minimal or absent. At the very least, Jane should have asked him (in the car) "What made you choose the subject of date-rape as your first original piece? Why is that important to you?"

Why didn't she ask to collaborate on this piece, given her alleged social altruism?

We see, here, that Holly Hunter's character needs development, too. We know she is ambitious and her timing and inter-personal skills are good, but what are her ideals that Albert Brooks' character alludes to toward the end of the movie? Jane Craig is much more moral and substantial than Tom Grunnick? If so, we need to see and explore this. Director and screen-writer James Brooks should have spent more time illustrating and emphasizing this dynamic.

Albert Brooks' character may have been the best part of the movie. His even-tempered caring for Jane, covering a simmering passion and sometimes anger, were acted in an excellent manner. With the theme of date-rape in the movie, we half-expect Aaron Altman to take advantage of Jane at some point, but he never does. I found his humor and self-discipline very well displayed.

All three; Brooks, Hunter and Hurt do great acting in this movie and the dynamics are excellent. A little more character development would have gone a long way.

sharply written, great performances

Aaron Altman (Albert Brooks) was picked-on as a South Boston kid and a smart hard-news reporter. Jane Craig (Holly Hunter) is an obsessive talented workaholic TV news producer. They both pine for real news. Tom Grunick (William Hurt) had trouble learning in school. He gets the job as the new anchor in the Washington bureau. Jane finds herself falling for Tom despite her views.

The great thing in this movie is that all three people are appealing and the actors inject their characters with humanity. Brooks is fast talking neurotic hilarity. Hunter is so wound up that she's almost vibrating. Hurt is so likable that the audience doesn't root against him. The dialog is sharp. The story is insightful. There is great broad comedy as well like Joan Cusack's run. This is one of the best romantic comedies about broadcast news.
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