Thursday, November 14, 2019
Thursday Movie Picks: Politics
For the 46th week of 2019 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks. We delve into the often-divisive subject that is politics. A subject that showcases the stupidity of people on both the left and the right as they keep saying that we’re right or you’re wrong and all of that bullshit. Here are my three picks of political films that absolutely fucking sucked:
1. Welcome to Mooseport
Why did this film have to be the last film that Gene Hackman appeared in? It’s about this former American president who moves to a small town and decides to run for mayor only to be opposed by a hardware store owner who runs against him as it’s not just about a race for mayor but also for the affection of the hardware store’s girlfriend. It’s a terrible film that tries too hard to be funny but doesn’t have enough heart nor anything intelligent to say.
2. An American Carol
From David Zucker of the Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker directorial team is definitely one of the worst comedies ever made. It’s a film that spoofs A Christmas Carol but in a political setting that has Kevin Farley as a Michael Moore-like documentarian being haunted by famous political figures who show him the fault of his own liberal views. It’s a film that is presented from a conservative point of view but it’s told in such in a poorly way that tries too hard to be funny and insightful. Plus, it should be noted that if anyone takes this film seriously. You’d be hard to find someone who will listen to what that person says considering that film featured a cameo appearance from Paris Hilton of all people as herself.
3. Accidental Love
Based on a book by Kristen Gore comes a film by David O. Russell that was originally made in 2008 but various production problems lead to the film being shut down over financial troubles with Russell eventually disowning the film and it was later salvaged and re-edited into a lame political rom-com that was released in 2015. It is a film about a waitress who gets shot in the head with a nail as she tries to fight for compensation only to be taken advantage by a congressman. It’s a film that is a total mess and never does anything to be funny nor insightful as it is no wonder why Russell wanted nothing to do with the final version of the film and why his name isn’t in the credits.
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