Directed by Maria Schrader
(2022, Universal Pictures (presents), Annapurna Pictures, Plan B Entertainment)
At this point we all know the stories that the name, “Harvey Weinstein” conjures up.
At this point we are all aware of the #metoo movement
However, in She Said, you must go back and remember a time when this was not a household definition. When the name, Harvey Weinstein was not synonymous with the terms, “groping” or “monster” or “rape.” The name Harvey Weinstein was coupled with terms such as “hit movies,” “mega-producing,”and “record breaking box-office records.”
That is until two New York Times reporters, Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, started looking into allegations made by both famous and not-so-famous women against Harvey’s disgusting manipulations and crimes.
She Said follows the frustrations of these reporters to get these women to go on the record to further the validity of their story. Most of the women were either too scared, too abused, or plain didn’t want to be associated with the story to do so.
This is a powerful story about the sheer want to get the truth into the public consciousness and the struggle to do it in a manner that didn’t have the story wind up on page 13 to be washed away the next day.
As a team, both Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan both turn in powerhouse performances respectively to the point where they may cancel each other out if they receive the best actress Oscar nominations they so deserve.
She Said is a sleeper of a movie but one that, just like the original story itself, should not wind up on the back page and needs to be seen.