I can't believe the other two reviewers were watching the same movie as I was. The storyline, the acting, the pace of the film, and direction were all top of the range as far as I'm concerned. Far from being the worst film, I would put this on top of the pile when it comes to realistic portrayals of the frustrations of women in high powered jobs who would like to have both babies and a career, not choose one or the other.
The plot - one woman's fight against the bigotry of men in the workplace - is totally believable. Would you risk everything - your job, your friends, your marriage, even your self esteem - to pursue justice against an almighty bank and the (mostly) men that people it? Jess did - and eventually won her case. The rules of the City appear to be of the "them" and "us" kind. If you're a man, well, anything goes (strip clubs, lying, infidelity) and that's o.k. It's all for the benefit of business after all. If you're a woman, you're a slapper if you follow suit. It's not the way women behave.
This film is a timely reminder that the playing field in big business is by no means a flat one, and that sexual politics rule o.k.
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