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The New York Times investigation that broke the Harvey Weinstein story is adapted into an impressive, female-led newsroom thriller.
Countless journalists had previously tried to investigate Harvey Weinstein, but were mostly deterred or thrown off track because of the power he wielded. Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey knew they were onto something and gradually began seeking corroboration for their story. But every step closer to Weinstein threw up more obstacles, or individuals fearful of legal recriminations from the Hollywood mogul. Undeterred, Kantor and Twohey progress, edging closer to the story that would play a key role in the Me Too movement.
Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz from Kantor and Twohey’s impressive book – the two would receive a Pulitzer Prize for their investigation – She Said draws on the spirit of previous journalism thrillers, from_ All the President’s Men_ to Spotlight. It’s a tense, involving drama, with Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan superb as the two determined investigators. Directed by Maria Schrader (Unorthodox, I’m Your Man) and featuring an excellent supporting cast that includes Patricia Clarkson and Jennifer Ehle, it’s a compelling portrait of the risks that were taken to bring this story out.