THE POST (Theatrical Release USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

The Post—a movie about newspaper reporting—has a well-written storyline. Meryl Streep, an A-grade actress, does not seem well cast for this film due to its overall B-grade status and its failure to match her persona. One expects the movie to be as good as All the Presidents Men and it does not pull that stature. Tom Hanks does manage his assignment well as does the supporting cast. It is worth a watch due to its telling an important story.

Storyline

A paper breaks into Top Secret papers about the Vietnam War and releases the information to the public.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Steven Spielberg for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Tom Karnowski, Josh Singer, Adam Somner, Tim White, and Trevor White for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), Tony Bradlee (Sarah Paulson), Ben Bagdikian (Bob Odenkirk), Fritz Beebe (Tracy Letts), Arthur Parsons (Bradley Whitford), Robert McNamara (Bruce Greenwood), Daniel Ellsberg (Matthew Rhys), Lally Graham (Alison Brie), Meg Greenfield (Carrie Coon), and Roger Clark (Jesse Plemons).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It works as a good watch for adults.

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