Coming to Bluray from director Maria Schrader and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is the true story of women fighting for justice with SHE SAID.
It is 2017 and Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) is a reporter for the New York Times who receives a message from actress Rose McGowan. She tells about a sexual assault by the very famous Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein Mike Houston). She also learns that more actresses, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow talk to Jodi but don’t want to be named in the article.
Constantly being told not to name names, Jodi becomes frustrated and reaches out to reporter Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) for help. Now Megan begins to track down women who might have worked with Weinstein and one women she finds is afraid to talk because of an NDA she signed. Meanwhile, Jodi is confronting Miramax about payouts to accusers.
Finally, three women, Rowena Chiu (Angela Yeoh), Zelda Perkins (Samantha Morton) and Laura Madden (Jennifer Ehle) begin to slowly tell their stories as they are able. When Weinstein learns about what is happening, the war between he, the women along with Jodi and Megan begins. The more they dig, the dirtier it all gets but Jodi and Megan are not going to stop until everything is exposed.
Mulligan as Twohey is a woman who is trying to juggle her life as a reporter for the New York Times and becoming a new mother and all that emotionally entails. Meeting up with Kantor, she begins to come out of her depression finding purpose in her work once again. Discovering that the story needs both women, Mulligan gives her character the strength to hear the worst a woman could. Mulligan is amazing!
Kazan as Kantor is not about to let anything stand in the way of making sure Weinstein’s abhorrent behavior is brought to the forefront and he is held accountable. Kazan gives her character the determination one would expect from a journalist who discovers that it is all so much more horrifying than she could have imagined. Kazan is stunning in this role.
Shout out to Patricia Clarkson as Corbett giving her character the strength to say ‘we are going to do this!’ and giving an impeccable performance and Andre Braugher portraying a no-nonsense boss who, with Corbett, want to make sure that the story is done right.
Cast also includes Zach Grenier as Irwin Reiter, Peter Friedman as Lanny Davis, Emily Steel as Sarah Ann Masse as Emily Steel, Lola Petticrew as young Laura, Molly Windsor as young Zelda, Tom Pelphrey as Jim Rutman, Frank Wood as Matt Purdy, Anastasia Barzee as Lisa Bloom, Sean Cullen as Lance Maerov, Adam Shapiro as Ron Lieber, Patricia Clarkson as Rebecca Corbett and Andre Braugher as Dean Baquet. Also, Gwyneth Paltrow’s voice and Ashley Judd as herself.
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Exclusive Bonus Features on Bluray, DVD and Digital include Breaking the Story – As exclusive behind the scenes featurette with Journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor that recounts what it took for them to break this incredible true story and Theatrical Trailer.
SHE SAID is a powerful film regarding the treatment of women by men in power. It reiterates what is happening in the world time and time again by men who, somehow, believe that they have the right to do whatever they want with no consequences. What they leave behind is a trail of women who had/have their lives destroyed for the rest of their lives.
Weinstein becomes trapped in his own criminal behaviors with rage, narcissism and the belief that his accusers are lying and that the journalists are trying to ruin him. Kantor and Twohey are not going to let lawyers or Weinstein or anyone else get in the way of finding justice for the women who’s lives he has ruined.
When the women start to discover their voices once again, it is clear that the power of those voices can push through any wall of deceit that their accuser continually tries to build. It is powerful as one by one the story is told and justice is finally being served so all the women can find healing.
In the end – it is the story behind the headlines!