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She Said


Zoe Kazan, Carey Mulligan, Andre Braugher and Patricia Clarkson. Photo: Universal

A drama in the tradition of All the President’s Men (1976) and Spotlight (2015), chronicling the incident that began the #metoo movement in 2017: the public revelation that the powerful Hollywood studio boss Harvey Weinstein had sexually assaulted numerous women, while others continued working with him (including this film’s co-producer, Brad Pitt). We follow two New York Times reporters on their quest to try and make Weinstein’s victims talk; the film is sharp and straightforward, perhaps a tad unremarkable in style, but still arresting. A very good cast helps. Having Ashley Judd play herself lends the project credibility… but not everyone might agree with that choice.

2022-U.S. 129 min. Color. Produced by Lexi Barta, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt. Directed by Maria Schrader. Screenplay: Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Book: Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey. Cast: Carey Mulligan (Megan Twohey), Zoe Kazan (Jodi Kantor), Patricia Clarkson (Rebecca Corbett), Andre Braugher, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Morton… Ashley Judd. 

Last word: “I didn’t know they had such a relationship. I talked to Carey first, and I didn’t share with her that also Zoe is on our list. I knew that they had worked together and there are all these pictures of them together, but then Francine Maisler, our wonderful casting director said, ‘They know each other. They’re friends.’ And I was like, ‘Are you really sure? Because the fact that they work together and have all these pictures does not necessarily mean that they are also really good friends that like each other.’ When I saw them together, when I talked to both of them, it was very clear to me. They were the ones-and-onlys then.” (Schrader, Indiewire)

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