Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Game Change - J. Roach 2012

Julianne Moore is first-rate as highly entertaining and very scary vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in this TV-film on the 2008 election campaign.

The film is as diverting as its heroine, and holds its major strength from its nuanced portrayal of Palin. 
Indeed, where it must have been terribly tempting to merely wallow in her numerous shortcomings as a politician, her strengths and vulnerabilities are almost as present. (Interestingly, Mc Cain comes across as a very decent person.)

The film is also a harsh denunciation of the hypocrisy and cold-blooded manipulation of politics today.

Very seldom do I come across biopics or reality-based movies that make this good films!


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