Pointless Nonsense

Posted in movies by Bill on April 17, 2016

confirmationConfirmation is HBO’s tv movie about the Clarence Thomas hearings. It’s essentially just a recap of what happened, nothing groundbreaking. It doesn’t even necessarily take a stance on who was telling the truth.

I was 12-ish at the time, and did follow what was going on, but I didn’t really have a grasp on what a big deal both the supreme court and sexual harassment were. Nor did it seem odd to me at the time that a committee entirely comprised of old white guys were deciding on this thing. So it is kind of interesting to relive it with a different perspective.

Wendell Pierce is Thomas, Kerry Washington is Anita Hill, Jeffrey Wright her lawyer, and Jennifer Hudson as Angela Wright. Greg Kinnear plays Joe Biden and absolutely nails his voice. Treat Williams plays Ted Kennedy and nails his giant head. Some guy plays Arlen Specter, but there’s another actor playing Alan Simpson who I think looks like 2008-ish Arlen Specter, so that kinda detracts from how well I perceived his Specter.

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