“She Said” You Should Watch

As an aspiring journalist myself, I was already intrigued by the previews for the movie She Said which hit theaters Friday, November 18th. 

Starring Zoe Kazan (she/her) and Carey Mulligan (she/her), She Said reveals the narrative behind the infamous New York Times article written by Jodi Kantor (played by Kazan) and Megan Twohey (played by Mulligan) which exposed Harvey Weinstein (played by Mike Houston (he/him)) of sexual abuse allegations reported by women who worked for him.

The story itself is both unthinkable and moving. It was unthinkable in the sense that it was challenging to witness a portrayal of exposing a sexual predator in power. The struggle that so many women faced to open up about the abuse they were victims of, but the pain of also being legally obligated to not speak on the fact, was very disturbing to watch and I would be lying if I said I didn’t get emotional. 

On the other hand, I felt moved while watching this movie. Despite the setbacks and backlash that were brought on by the process of writing the article, the determination of Kantor and Twohey was powerful. Watching the progression as more and more women got involved to expose Weinstein generated a sense of relief and justice in me, and I was only watching the movie.

In addition to having a strong script, the movie was put together quite well. While I wouldn’t say that the film stood out for its cinematography or soundtrack, I would argue that they contributed a great deal to emphasizing the storyline itself. In essence, I would venture to guess that all the emotions I felt while watching were anticipated by the film makers behind She Said. I experienced a whirlwind that ranged from anger, to tension, to relief.

Overall, I cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed this movie, and how truly moved I felt by the story. If you enjoy watching movies that leave you seeking a sense of fulfillment to help better the lives of others, She Said is the perfect film for you.

I grant this movie a solid 4.5/5!

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