Monday, March 4, 2013

Game Change 2012

     Originally shown on HBO and based on the book Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.  Arizona senator John McCain causes a media firestorm when he selects Alaska governor Sara Palin as his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign.  Mainly told from the point of view of Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace, advisors to John McCain.
     Entertaining and incredible if this is true but that is the question, is this a true story or fiction?  The facts and narrative seem to be accurate but there is no input from the Sarah Palin side.  Each viewer will have to make up their own mind about what they think of this as true or false.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)  
117 min, Drama directed by Jay Roach with Julianne Moore, Ed, Harris, Woody Harrelson, Sara Paulson, Peter MacNicol, Jamey Sheridan, Ron Livingston.

Note:  Blockbuster 3 ½*, imdb 7.4 out of 10, 63% critic 78% audience on Rotten Tomatoes. 
Special Note: The filmmakers state that the purpose of the movie is to “create a meaningful narrative, not a history lesson.”  The writers say the book is "an accurate depiction of the campaign." 

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