in about 100 words or less
US 133m, Colour
Director: James L. Brooks; Cast: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Jack Nicholson
As a romantic comedy and satire about television news and the pressures of producing it, Broadcast News isn’t very romantic, nor is it very funny. While it may provide insights into the newsroom, it is filled with unlikable characters, cringe-worthy performances, and is set to an insipid soundtrack. Aside from the amusing character introductions at the beginning of the film, Broadcast News is a badly dated and contrived melodrama (Klaus Ming April 2016).