When I saw this trailer being played at the movie theatre, I thought to myself, There is no role that Meryl Streep, Queen of Acting, can’t tackle. I am so happy to say that I was definitely not wrong.
Although the movie generally appeals to an older demographic, I do think that it is a movie everyone can watch. The Post is about the first female publisher of an American newspaper, Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep). Together with the editor, Ben Bradlee, Katherine rushes to catch up to The New York Times and expose government secrets about the Vietnam War. They risk everything to bring decades’ worth of truth to light.
As a non-spoilery bit, I do say I really liked that movie. It was engaging, interesting, and extremely empowering for all the females (and males) in the audience. Simply put, it was good.
This is my review based on my four-category, five-point system.
Enjoyment – 4
As the music began and the scene was set, I have to admit that I was both confused and bored. After about twenty minutes, however, the movie started to really get going and get really tense/interesting, depending on how you look at it. There was suspense and mystery and just enough confusion that the movie kept me interested for the rest of its duration. The outcome of the movie was obvious (the Washington Post still exists, after all), but the journey each one of the characters go through, both literally and emotionally, made The Post a worthwhile roller-coaster.
Quality – 5
Meryl Streep. Tom Hanks. Steven Spielberg. Need I say more? Their acting was flawless. The editing was seamless. Each scene went into the next fluidly, and no plot holes were made. There really isn’t much room for this movie to go wrong, aside from casting amateurs and shoddy directing (neither of which happened), so yes, I give the quality of this movie a full 5/5.
Necessity – 4
To all the little girls out there, I want you to watch this. To all my fellow teenagers who wonder whether or not we can beat the system and be successful women, I want you to watch this. And to anyone who says that a woman can’t be as good as a man at her job, then first of all, **** ***, and second, go watch this movie because Katherine Graham is sure to rip you a new one.
This movie emboldened me, empowered me, and made me feel more powerful than I have ever felt. Truly, Katherine Graham is an amazing role model.
General – 4.5
Go watch it. Seriously. It was a good movie, and though the language is a little sophisticated and the jokes aren’t as funny as we’re used to, it’s worth your money and your time. Trust me.
Or don’t, you know. Whatever works for you.
But trust me when I say that I don’t usually tell people they need to watch something, and I am definitely telling you, whoever you are, to watch it. For what it’s worth, my mother loved it. I don’t know if that makes a difference for you or not.
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