Monday, March 19, 2012
Movie Musings: GAME CHANGE
After having seen this video comparing Moore's performance to Palin's actual appearances I'm willing to believe the filmmakers here made an honest effort to portray events realistically.
So this didn't feel like an overt smear job.
But of course I'm dying to know what's a recreation here and what's artistic licence. Because some of the more disturbing moments in the film are powerful precisely because you're worried they might actually be true, but you just don't know.
Anyway, Moore did a phenomenal job as Palin. At times during recreations of some of the campaign events I had to look hard to see if it was the real deal or a redo.
Harris didn't take the same approach and his McCain comes off as a well meaning, but slightly naïve and idealistic grandfather figure.
Woody Harrelson is great, but as always he's Woody Harrelson, so, you know, CHEERS.
I loved GAME CHANGE although, like in TOO BIG TO FAIL, I was a definitely discomfited by how close the States keeps coming to the edge of disaster.