Movie Analysis: Disclosure
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Starring: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore and Donald Sutherland
Double standards in the workplace has existed for as long as women were able to gain more ground, responsibility, and power in careers that are dominated by men, thus, Sexual Harassment has become an issue which has constantly been the subject of discussion, particularly in the media because of its highly controversial nature. This time a film tackles this issue in a new and altered light in which the audience is taken for a suspenseful ride with a few highly heart pumping turns here and there. The movie revolves around Tom Sanders, a man juggling family life with a high pressure job which is at the brink of a promotion, or so it seems. Always the hard worker, Tom dedicates most of his work to turn DigiCom into a prestigious company. He gets a shock when he finds out that he isn’t only being passed over as the next Vice President, but that his former girlfriend Meredith Johnson is filling the coveted spot. When a supposed meeting goes beyond professional, Tom stops it before it goes on any further which infuriates his boss, Meredith. She swears to make Tom’s life at work difficult. The following day Tom finds out that Meredith has accused him of sexual harassment when it was actually the other way around. Refusing to be bullied around, Tom takes legal actions which become tumultuous and eventually gets incriminating evidence against Meredith which gives him the upper hand and causes him to win the case. Not letting Tom get away with it, Meredith and their other colleagues plan to sabotage Tom’s work in order to make him look incompetent and unfit for his job. A friend who’s been helping him...