This film depicts one of the biggest government cover ups, spanning across 4 U.S. Presidents. Katherine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and her trusted colleague, editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), have to decided if publishing secrets from the Vietnam war is worth risking their careers, the future of the paper and their very freedom.
The beginning of this film runs a little slow, taking it’s time to set the scene, introduce the characters and build the premise. The pace of the film picks up when in the span of just a few hours, Graham and Bradlee must make a difficult decision.
Meryl was brilliant as always but I’m not sure she will take home the Oscar for Best Actress (it’s okay, she’s won plenty). It was incredibly powerful to watch her character become stronger as the film went on, stepping up when times were rough and most of all, overcoming it all with poise.
I loved the overall tone and feel to the film– the sets were gorgeous, it was all extremely believable and nothing was over done. I can definitely see why the Academy nominated The Post for Best Picture… they have a type! This film is now playing in theaters everywhere.