Broadcast News

Broadcast News

Broadcast News

Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, this newsroom rom-com from Oscar-winning filmmaker James L Brooks (Terms of Endearment) centres on a love triangle between a news producer, the entertainment reporter she falls for, and the plain correspondent who pines for her. Features Oscar-nominated performances from William Hurt, Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks.

1987Rating: PG, Coarse language133 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomanceClassic

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

James Brooks is too gifted a writer for that simple a story.

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Vulture

Vulture

Jane Craig is a feminist heroine in a way that few female romantic-comedy protagonists since have been, even the ones we consider strong and independent.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

As the talented but professionally thwarted news writer, Brooks is sensational, both vain and vulnerable.

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter perform with such vitality, such comic neuroticism, that they at least blur the edges of their stereotypes.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

As knowledgeable about the TV news-gathering process as any movie ever made...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Watching the film many years after my first viewing, though, what really strikes me about “Broadcast News” today is director/writer/producer James L. Brooks’ spot-on prediction that news was headed for commodity status.

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