- Original title
- Running time
- 131 min.
- United States
James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
20th Century Fox / Gracie Films
Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Romantic Comedy. Journalism. Television
- Synopsis / Plot
- In James L. Brooks’ quirky, romantic comedy, three ambitious workaholics are set loose in a network TV newsroom where their professional and personal lives become hopelessly cross-wired. Tom (William Hurt) is the modern anchorman, smooth, handsome and a bit dumb. Jane (Holly Hunter) is his driven, brilliant producer, determined to turn Tom into a real newsman. And Aaron (Albert Brooks) is a seasoned, totally uncharismatic reporter who can’t stand Tom’s instant success on-camera or with Jane. It all adds up to one explosively funny romantic triangle.
: 7 Nominations for Oscar, including Best Picture and Actor (Hurt)
: Golden Globes: 5 Nominations, including Best Movie - Comedy or Musical
1987: Film Critics Circle of New York: 5 Awards including Best Film. 6 Nominations
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Hunter). 2 Nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Actress (Holly Hunter)
- Critics' reviews
"The best movie of the year has arrived. (...) ingeniously funny."
Peter Travers: People Magazine
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