Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Another Obnoxiously Cloying Leftist Movie Review
I was glad to curl up with HBO movie Game Change, the REAL story behind the 2008 Presidential election, with Ed Harris as Senator John McCain and a simply dead-on Julianne Moore as McCain's V.P. candidate Sarah Palin.
Before I continue with this review, I wish to thank everyone who sent me well wishes, cards, and flowers while I was in the hospital. My eyebrow transplant surgery was successful, and I believe that I've finally recovered from the nightmarish Mitch Berg/ Ed Morrissey song parody, "Lawyers, Cheese, And Bratwurst". I'm still contemplating a lawsuit against 1280 The Patriot, and it's weekend yapfest, The NARN.
But, enough of my personal suffering and emotional distress....on with the review.
It was the year 2008, and the nation was deep in the Bush Depression. The lame duck President was lying and our soldiers were dying. The Democrats have nominated our new black Savior, Barack Obama, while the Repubes hang their thin hopes on John McCain. With McCain trailing in the polls, the Arizona Senator decides to go for broke, and pick cartoonish, moose-hunting WOMAN Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.
The hero and conscience of this story is McCain's Campaign Director, Steve Schmidt (played phenomenally by the great Woody Harrelson). He relates his story to the fairest and straightest reporter in the business, CNN's Anderson Cooper.
While Schmidt sits Palin down during the short vetting process in the film's most revealing scene, he is horrified to learn of this bubble head's complete lack of knowledge in domestic issues and international politics. The goofy Palin believes that we attacked Iraq because their leader attacked America on 9-1-1.
The always fabulous Julianne Moore channeled both Palin and Wile E. Coyote deftly, while Ed Harris played the old and dour McCain spectacularly. Harris, Moore, and Harrelson portrayed McCain, Palin, and our hero Schmidt so spot-on that the real McCain, Palin, and Schmidt should be arrested for merely impersonating themselves.
Our three main stars should be given at least two special Emmy Awards each, one for their incredible acting prowess, and one for sending Palin into the dust heap of history forever and ever and ever.
As fun as it was to watch Sarah Palin have her brain tied in knots by reporters like Katie Couric, one is still left wondering: Do most Republicans think that Saddam Hussein attacked us on 9-1-1? Also, should this made for Cable TV movie be used as evidence to incarcerate Palin? It's obvious that she is mentally unstable.
It is so good to know that Home Box Office had the courage to tell the REAL story of Sarah Palin. It makes me shudder to think of what MIGHT HAVE happened if we had elected John McCain President. Why, we would've had a total nincompoop only a heartbeat away from the highest office in the land..
I am Gerald Snotley, and this has been my obnoxiously cloying leftist movie review. So long.