This is about as thick a Christmas pudding pie of a movie as you could flop on to Donald Trump's fat face. When I saw it on YouTube? At first I thought it was a parody, because they left NONE of the fks out when it comes to saying Eff You to Donald Trump's handling of press relations in 2017.
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.
The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project.
Yes, it's a Spielberg. (Eff You, Donald)
Yes, it's got Tom Hanks. (Eff You, Donald)
Yes, it's got Meryl Streep (Eff You, Donald).
"Oh look, Better Call Saul is in it, too!" (The always wonderful Bob Odenkirk but that's not what I said to the computer screen.) (Eff You, Donald)
And the topic includes women in leadership, the Washington Post, constant, dangerous, international lying by a White House... (Eff You, Donald)
...and the most corrupt Republican president ever (we had no idea), willing to break the law to keep press freedom and the constitution from getting in the way of his power.
You know what comes next? No spoilers!
"The Post" hits theatres on December 22. Out in time for Oscar season.
You want we should say "Merry Christmas," Donald Trump? You got it.
PS. Look who gets to be Santa's Elf.