President’s Day Part III

After last week’s failed attempt to watch Kennedy and my recent posts about Forrest Gump, I saw W. last night. Oliver Stone’s film version of the life of George W Bush is entertaining, with an excellent central performance from Josh Brolin. However, with the subject matter and Stone’s reputation one could reasonably expect a deeply satirical and insightful piece, but entertainment was all that it delivered. A film worth watching, but not a classic; there are better movies about the Presidency; Wag the Dog and Dave for starters.

Published in: on 25 February, 2009 at 7:05  Comments (1)  

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  1. My husband and I watched W a couple of weeks ago, and I agree it was entertaining but hardly a thorough biographical film. Josh Brolin did an incredible job of fleshing out the character without resorting to caricature. The gal who played Condie Rice, however, left much to be desired.

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