Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
Director: Steven Spielberg
Runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes
Biography | Drama | History | 2017
Meryl Streep plays Kay Graham, the owner of the Washington Post. The post is having some hard times, falling readerships and a rivalry with the New York Times. This film tells the true story of the courageous decision that Kay had to make under the Nixon administration. Information was leaked about the Vietnam war, and it was decided that the public needed to know regardless of the papers being classified.
Tom Hanks plays Ben Bradlee, the head of the newsroom and the person that spearheaded the investigation of these papers. He showed complete willingness to publish what the papers said.
There are two major morals to this story. One is that our founding fathers gave the American citizens the right to free press and no matter who, even the president of the United States, was not allowed to stop them. And two, a woman can run a company just as great as a man can. For the entire film, these two struggles grew more and more intense all leading up to a epic ending.
I for one, did not know this happened, but am glad that I was able to see it (hopefully mostly true) on the big screen. This screening was put together for the employees of The St. Louis Post Dispatch and their friends and families (thanks for the invite!). The St. Louis Post Dispatch made a little cameo in the end and the whole theater erupted in applause. I loved it.
I’m going to give The Post a “Liked It.” I thought it had a very impactful message not only to strong women but to fight for the rights we were given so long ago regardless of what others are wanting you to do. The acting is quite great too, we would expect nothing less from Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. (4/5).
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