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The film was too positive about George Bush especially with regards to his intelligence.
First time in my life I've ever felt sympathy for the dumb bastard. Must be good writing.
Bad. Now, I'm sure some people want to look at this movie without politics considered. I personally think it has to come into the discussion, because it's not made to work without a lot of real world context. The only thing I'll say about the politics is that even though I agree with many of Stone's points, they are presented in a way that makes me roll my eyes. Instead of weaving themes into the story, he just tacks on scenes about how evil Dick Cheney is (and sure, Dick Cheney is a rat fink, but there's no nuance). Putting aside politics, it's still not good. There are two tones, one being that of a bland biopic, and the other being that of an SNL sketch. The plot definitely belongs to the former camp. It feels manipulative, but at least most of the historical events aren't arbitrary (my biggest personal gripe with biopics), but the acting falls into the latter. Bush Sr. is unrecognizable in now over the top he is, whereas Rice, Powell and even Dubbya are like bad impressions. It's a bloated opinion piece from a man who I personally associate with them.
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