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Film Review: Bombshell

Synopsis: When Gretchen Carlson slaps Fox News founder Roger Ailes with a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, not a soul could predict what would happen next. Her decision leads to Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly coming forward with her own story, as well as multiple other women, inciting a movement that reverberates around the world.

My Thoughts: Wow! Firstly I was always going to publish a film review today but initially this was not the post I had in mind for today. Today I had hoped to share with you my thoughts on Lady Bird but seeing Bombshell made me desperate to share my thoughts on such a hard film.

I must admit when I first saw the trailer for Bombshell I was like this looks like trash, until I realised what it was about and then I was intrigued. If you’ve seen the trailer that’s not even the half of what you will experience.

Bombshell is an incredibly important story with such a hard hitting message for women. What saddens me is I don’t feel like it’s been marketed that well and it’s leaving a number of cinemas a lot sooner than I expected which is why I had to watch it this evening.

This film will should you the real importance of the me too movement and what those women went through.

Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron are all outstanding.

Over the years I’ve had a love hate relationship with Nicole Kidman come on I’m a massive Tom Cruise fan but I can say when I’ve seen a fantastic performance and she is incredibly fierce in her role as Gretchen she puts her career well and truly on the line for the sake of womankind and she holds no punches. There were a number of aspects to her story that I wasn’t expecting but truly empowering to say the least.

It’s an important message in showing the right and wrong in any aspect not just in the work place. There were a number of truly heart wrenching scenes where I was left overwhelmed and incredibly angry. There’s a particular scene with Margot Robbie where I was literally aching for her, you’re winded and truly heartbroken that someone so talented, beautiful and driven is broken down.

Charlize Theron is outstanding she’s fierce but also she knows her place. I loved seeing how her character unfolded.

Bombshell is a film I believe women should watch to be empowered and men should watch to know that that sort of behaviour is not ok and is not acceptable. I left that screening angry yet with a huge amount of gusto and girl power. It’s definitely a must see although I’m not sure it’s the sort of film I would watch again and again as it’s rather intense.

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It’s a Wonderful Life….

Summary: After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Review: Now I was never intending on writing about this but ever since it finished it has stayed with me. On my to do list for yesterday was reading, blogging, watching It’s a Wonderful Life and organising some Christmas bits. It’s safe to say I crossed off a few bits but after watching this I was awestruck.

It’s a Wonderful Life is my Mums most favourite Christmas film and we have been saying we would watch together for years. Yesterday we finally changed that. I can now see why my mum and many others call it their favourite. It’s a heartwarming film that will make you stop and look at how grateful you should be.

George Bailey aka James Stewart is such a loveable character and from the get go you’re routing for him. So many selfless acts from such a young age has shaped him as a person and the people around him in Bedford Falls. When he hits hard times he believes the people he loves and cares for the most in the world would be better off without him. In a strange twist of fate George is visited by his own guardian angel and he sees how different the town and people would be without his existence.

A truly gorgeous film that will make you realise how fortunate you really are. So many beautiful quotes come from this timeless classic – ‘no man is a failure who has friends’.

It’s taken me forever to watch this classic but it’s something that will stick with me. It was something I could share with my Mum but it also made me feel like I had my Nan by my side also. A timeless classic and I have just found out the Prince Charles Cinema will be showing it in the lead up to Christmas and I may well have to attend. I was never meant to talk about this here on my blog but I just couldn’t sit and read or do any of the reviews I need to do justice while this was still firmly on my mind…

Have you got a festive favourite if so please share with me? Incase I haven’t seen that either. Although I know this one will be on my mind for a good while now.