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Broadcast News [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

  • R
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • James Brooks directs William Hurt, Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks in this satirical comedy about three ambitious newscasters. Tom Grunick, a rising anchorman, has plenty of on-camera savvy, personality and good looks but little in the way of brains. He may be dumb as a doornail but Tom's got the star presence his network needs. Then there's Aaron Altman, a less than good-looking newsman, who's dedicated, diligent and down-to-earth. Aaron would love to be an anchor but he freezes up the moment he's in front of the camera. Spunky, smart news producer Jane Craig is excellent at her job but has difficulty handling the pressure. Can these workaholics mask their personal quirks long enough to jump-start their professional lives?
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  • Credits
    William Hurt, Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks, Albert Einstein, Robert Prosky, Jack Nicholson, Joan Cusack
  • Critic Reviews
    "...One of the most enjoyable and literate romantic comedies ever filmed..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Three smashing star performances by [Hunter, Hurt and Brooks]....Its wit is decently humane..."
    New York Times

    "...Enormously entertaining....The bustling Washington newsroom is a colorful and fascinating stage..."
    Variety

    "...Diabolically clever....Brooks' talent for observation and for truthful, careful writing borders on the eerie..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[With] one of cinema's most delightfully complex and obsessive heroines....It's impossible to imagine anyone other than Hunter as this winning, though never winsome, working girl."
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