August 20, 2012
Uneven Quality, Even-handed satire
Outstanding performance by Zack Galifianakis, very good by Will Ferrell. None of the characters are particularly admirable, but neither are most of them unsympathetic and they are all entertaining. The satire gets awfully heavy-handed at times, and the message is very, very clear. On the bright side, there are scenes that had all of us, ages 18-60, laughing until tears ran down our cheeks. Watching the movie was both a relief from the intensity and bitterness of the current campaign and a reminder that our elections really are driven (being bought?) by the wealthiest 0.01%. For Motch, read Koch, and think about it!
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