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An American Carol

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Who here plans to see it? Not surprisingly, I am looking greatly forward to it.
 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire
Who here plans to see it? Not surprisingly, I am looking greatly forward to it.

I know it will be bad, but I'm buying a ticket anyway.
 

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It looks awfully heavy handed to me and I can't say I'm going to be waiting in line to see it. I usually like to watch most any movie that is timely or critical of social perspectives, but I just hope that it doesn't let its agenda interfere with trying to be funny, or tell a funny story. American conservatives may do many things right, but witty social satire is rarely one of them.
 

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Originally Posted by rach2jlc
It looks awfully heavy handed to me and I can't say I'm going to be waiting in line to see it. I usually like to watch most any movie that is timely or critical of social perspectives, but I just hope that it doesn't let its agenda interfere with trying to be funny, or tell a funny story. American conservatives may do many things right, but witty social satire is rarely one of them.
Because the target of the movie, Micheal Moore, has such a deft touch himself, and totally does not let his agenda interfere with his film making?
FYI, if you want to hear some witty social satire from the right, there's a guy who rights (pun) songs, Paul Shanklin. His Al Gore Paradise and In A Yugo never fail to make me laugh.
 

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^Except, though Michael Moore is making a documentary, which by nature has an agenda. This is supposed to be a "movie," in which the agenda should be suppressed beneath the storytelling.

Anyway, I haven't seen the movie yet, so I'm not going to say it doesn't do this (it might be great!), but I was just giving my opinion based on what I have seen/heard/read about it so far.

Thanks for the recommendation for Shanklin; I'll check him out!
 

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I look forward to adding it and Religulous to my Netflix queue
 

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I just read the description on wikipedia and this sounds like absolute intellectually and artistically bankrupt trash.

I am far from a Micheal Moore fan and I can still say this will probably only serve to elevate his esteem.
 

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Originally Posted by Magician
I just read the description on wikipedia and this sounds like absolute intellectually and artistically bankrupt trash.
C'mon, it's not supposed to be The Godfather or something. It's a comedy appealing to Middle Americans.

I'll watch it when it's out on DVD. I think W will be more entertaining.

I am far from a Micheal Moore fan and I can still say this will probably only serve to elevate his esteem.
Esteem? Does anyone take him seriously? Besides perhaps stoned college freshman?
 

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It's directed by David Zucker so I imagine comedy will come first.
 

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I'll probably check it out. I'm not sure why, but it caught me off guard to find that Kelsey Grammer was Republican.
 

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Bill Mahr's Religulous killed it in the box office. It was in I think half as many theaters than American Carol and made almost the same amount of money total.

I'm looking forward to watching both of them soon. I think American Carol is going to be probably as offensive as Postal and I'm going to laugh my ass off. I take American Carol's political statement about as serious as Dumb & Dumber.
 

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