- Really important message - slightly confusing delivery 3/17/2020 12:00:00 AM by talkme-50636
The content of this documentary is great. Fantastic interviews with so many powerful women in Hollywood, it's fascinating to hear from everyone from Shonda Rhimes to Merck Streep about the state of Hollywood for women.
The editing, however, is extremely confusing. Rather than tell one linear story, you get a grab bag of clips and sound bytes that I can only describe as being like a very long trailer.
Also, when the credits rolled at the end and it came up with a man's name as the director I actually laughed out loud. At one point the film literally instructs anyone working in the film industry to take risks and hire female crew. It splashes shocking statistics across the screen showing how few films are directed by females, and all the contributors being interviewed are attesting that "it's not that hard to just find qualified women to do these jobs". To hear a film tell us exactly what needs to be implemented, but then not even be able to implement that on their own movie... took some of the wind out of my sails
- This Changes Nothing 8/30/2019 12:00:00 AM by willard12
Propoganda. The gender pay gap has been widely disproved, and wouldn't even apply here. Much like the womens soccer team, who actually get a bigger percentage (albeit of a smaller pie) than their male couterparts, Hollywood success is completely subjective to the audience. Individual success is entirely based on the public's taste and proclivities. And for actresses like Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman, who make millions for every role, to complain is completely disingenuous. You are not owed anything, least not success. Its documentaries like this that drive centrist democrats away from the party. This victim mentality gave us Trump.
- Loved the film but why a male director? 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AM by rjwalker-82856
This film is really well done with some remarkable women telling their truth about working in the film industry. After being inspired by some amazing trailblazers for the length of the film, I couldn't help but feel a little deflated to see that it was directed by a man. Surely a film calling for greater representation for women in all aspects of film making should have been directed by a female? That being said I think it's an important film that will hopefully be seen by a wide audience and will hopefully leave a lasting impression on those in positions of power within the industry.
- A moving and powerful statement about women and diversity in Hollywood 5/25/2019 12:00:00 AM by ivan37
Tom Donahue creates a tour de force on where Hollywood has been been and where it needs to go to with regard to gender equality. A must see film for anyone who wants to understand the history, the issues, and, most importantly, what needs to be done to address the gender and diversity issues of a major American industry. This is a lesson for all businesses and how they should embrace the potential of half the population of our planet.
- This Changes Everything: 10/19/2019 12:00:00 AM by muldoonmedia
This documentary started out great and I certainly appreciate the effort of Geena Davis and all the wonderful women who shared their stories here. But, like the previous reviewer pointed out, it is directed by someone male! They couldn't get a women director for this?! And they do mention that only ONE woman has won an Academy Award for Best Director (Katherine Bigelow) but she isn't even featured in the film which for me was a huge disappointment. The film is also about 20 minutes too long. What is clear about the film is what we women have suspected all along, that men art threatened by women, our stories and our lives. Nothing new there. Kudos to all the women who contributed to this film.