She Said (2022) Movie: Exposes Dirty Little Secrets

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She Said movie exposes the dirty little secrets of the Hollywood movie industry. It narrates a remarkable real-life contemporary #MeToo tale depicting the ugly slice of life in the USA.

This realistic movie is based on the non-fiction book by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. It is titled “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.”

Synopsis of the She Said (2022) Movie

The New York Times reporters Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) and Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) – together reported and broke one of the most important contemporary stories of recent times. Their bold news story smashed the decades of uneasy silence around the subject of wanton harassment and predatory sexual assaults in Hollywood.

Their Pultizer-winning news article forced a constructive shift in American culture that continues to this day and age of the #MeToo movement.

Ratings of the She Said (2022) Movie

FM’s rating3.75/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date88% Tomatometer & 91% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten Tomatoes ratingsAlthough this film struggles to add cinematic flair to its fact-based story, it remains a worthy, well-acted tribute to journalistic integrity.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – She Said film.

Spoiler Free Review of the She Said (2022) Movie

The introduction

This movie is about exposing the misdeeds of serial predator Harvey Weinstein. However, his name is mentioned neither on the official website nor the official trailer details on YouTube. Perhaps, it is due to all kinds of legal issues involved with his name. The most tragic aspect of this story is that many influential people knew about his predatory ways. Yet they chose silence. Kept mum. They did not support his victims for years.

Sharing excerpts from the book’s website

Anyways, this is the story that the book’s website has shared.

A testament to the incalculable importance of investigative journalism, it details the journey of reporters and editors engaged in the unrelenting pursuit of the truth and highlights the courage of survivors and witnesses who chose to come forward to stop an accused serial predator from committing further harm. Together, their commitment and fortitude sparked a global conversation, helped propel the #MeToo movement, and fueled a reckoning of the system that had enabled him.

Book website

Despite, their limitations, both the book as well as the film are praiseworthy efforts.

This movie and the #MeToo movement

We recommend you watch this eye-opening film if you wish to learn about the influential piece of journalism that propelled the powerful #MeToo movement in Hollywood and beyond the borders of the USA. As it is about the sensitive topic of sexual harassment cases, some people might find it disturbing. Nevertheless, we recommend it.

Sharing a few reasons, why we liked this movie

We liked this film, as it chronicles an important part of recent history about the powerful #MeToo movement of recent times.

  1. In case you have read the book “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement” by the Pulitzer Prize journalists – Jodi Kantor and Megan Towhey; and now you wish to see a well-adapted movie based on the said book.
  2. For those of you, who is the fan of the vanishing team of fearless journalists and their classic investigative journalistic stories that made a difference and ushered in a positive change in society. Disturbing news stories like these drove forward the #MeToo movement forward.
  3. It tells the present-day story of the powerful and influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who was exposed by a great piece of investigative journalism by the New York Times journalists. Their article led many more women to come forward and speak about the sexual harassment and abuse handed out to them by Harvey Weinstein. Later on, Weinstein was found guilty of rape and sexual assault by the courts in the USA and sentenced to 16 years in jail.
  4. The devoted fans of Zoe Kazan should see this movie for her realistic portrayal of the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist.
  5. And if you are a true fan of Carey Mulligan’s acting chops, then you should go ahead and watch the movie based on the modern heroine tales.

Also, it is based on sexual harassment in real-life incidents in Hollywood. As a result, quite a few well-known Hollywood actresses like – Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Judith Godrèche can be seen or heard in it. They were the important sources for New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s investigations into Harvey Weinstein. So each of them plays themselves in this movie.

The conclusion

The condemnation and imprisonment of a sexual predator in the film healed many. And it sent out an important message to society. But, for the women folks around the world, the #metoo battle is going to be long and tiring. This honest and realistic movie is a step in the right direction, as it brings the notorious activities to light. It is a bold and courageous film.

Poster of the She Said (2022) Movie

She Said (2022) Film – poster.

Key details about the She Said (2022) Movie

GenreDrama, History
ReleasedOctober 2022
DirectorMaria Schrader
CastCarey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, etc.
WritersRebecca Lenkiewicz, Jodi Kantor, and Megan Twohey.
About – She Said (2022) Film.

Trailer of the She Said (2022) Movie

Official Trailer – She Said (2022) Film | YouTube.

Awards won by the She Said (2022) Movie

Awards NamesAwards Winners
Montclair Film Festival (MFF) (2022)David Carr Award for Truth in Non-Fiction Filmmaking – Maria Schrader
Nevada Film Critics Society (2022)Best Film & Best Adapted Screenplay – Rebecca Lenkiewicz
New York Film Critics, Online (2022)Top Films of the Year
Sunset Film Circle Awards (2022)Best Supporting Actress – Carey Mulligan
AFI Awards, USA (2023)Movie of the Year
AARP Movies for Grownups Awards (2023)Movies for Grownups Award – Best Ensemble
She Said (2022) Film – Awards

If you like this female-centric movie, then go ahead and read about the Barbie (2023) film, too; that deals with some of the feminism and other progressive ideas.

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