- Although this movie is clearly about voter apathy and the unyielding insistence that every single vote counts, I feel like those who are apathetic to the political process are not going to bother seeing a movie about an election.
- Yay, Dennis Hopper.
- The parallels between the two presidential hopefuls’ camps reached a rather lame point when it was revealed that the campaign managers for the two sides were named Arty and Marty. For real?
- There was no reason for Bud to have a Willie Nelson tribute band other than for Kevin Costner to have an excuse to jam with his own band on stage.
- I think that there was a little too much cynicism in the way each candidate was flip flopping on clearly major platform issues in order to appeal to Bud’s “independent” political stance. If you’re trying to shake the public out of apathy, why give them more reason to believe that politicians are lying snakes who will do whatever they need to for a single vote? Having the characters openly voice that they feel slightly compromised about changing their positions doesn’t really matter given that they change their positions anyway.
- That said, the commercials they created every time someone developed a change of heart on key issues like gay marriage or immigration were hilarious. The best one was the pro-life commercial where Dennis Hopper is walking through a playground and then the kids in the background start disappearing with a loud bang and a puff of smoke to illustrate what a childless existence in a pro-abortion world would look like. Hilarious.
- Loved the kid in Molly’s class who couldn’t read his own writing.
- The guy who played Josh (a.k.a. King of the Freaking Universe) on The Office was in this as one of the Secret Service agents assigned to keep watch over Bud and Molly and he was absolutely too precious for words with all his mopping of the floor, studying with Molly, taking her to school, and just hanging out with them in general. When Molly went missing and Bud said “How did you lose her, you guard the president!” and Josh said “She’s… smarter”, I died. Then I remembered they were talking about Kelsey Grammer and not Dubya.
Categories: 2.5 Stars