Broadcast News

Movie review by Teresa Talerico, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Witty TV newsroom tale for mature comedy fans.

R 1987 133 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

I just wanted it to be better than it's tired stereotypes...

Considering digital media, the 24 hour news cycle and social media this film is painfully dated. As for the personalities they all seem to be a slightly improved sitcom version of themselves. The neurotic career woman that bosses everyone at all times, the smart but alienating best friend and the good looking and not smart anchor. Why would Hunter's character "fall in love" with the not bright anchor again? Painfully long although I must agree with the ending and with Hunter's ultimate choice.

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