Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Game Change (2012)

Director: Jay Roach. Cast: Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris, Sarah Paulson, Ron Livingston. 118 min. History/Drama.

Hard to imagine a political movie based on a presidential election campaign to be so entertaining; and the fact that you followed the events as they unfolded in 2008 has nothing to do with the film's sheer entertainment. The success can be attributed to Moore or Harrelson's incredible performances (as Sarah Palin, and McCain campaign adviser Steve Schmidt, respectively), or the astounding image of a brainless but egocentric lady having a shot at a superpower's second highest executive position. Interestingly,  Palin's social/political maneuvers after the election corroborates the essence this movie claims about her character. Not to be missed.

PS: Jay Roach directed this?! The same Austin Powers Meet the Fockers Jay Roach?

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