Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Molly Johnson tells her beer swigging, socially disfunctional dad, Bud, that he's ruining America!
Bud Johnson is a loveable loser, with a daughter who is determined to make a good voting citizen out of him. While the movie is a bit unrealistic, I give it high marks for being a political satire-ish movie while staying politically nuetral.
I liked the movie! I did't love it, but then it had a good cast of characters that I like, so for me, it would be hard not to like it. Kelsey Grammer plays the encumbant President running against Dennis Hopper. They are both good at portraying their respective candidates.
Kevin Costner does a pretty darn good job of exposing the phony platitudes and pandering of candidates, in a movie about bad news politicians and even badder parenting.