Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, acclaimed director... View more >
language including sexual references, some alcohol abuse, smoking and brief disturbing war images
Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton... View more >
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This was not as satirical as I was expecting, and not as anti-Bush as I was expecting. That fact may have made it less enjoyable than I would have liked, but I found it insightful nonetheless.
Boring - Way too long - 2 of our party of 4 fell asleep.
I've already lived through this story and it was not fun.
I didn't vote for George W. Bush in both 2000 and 2004, and I glad I didn't. Some historian ranked George W. Bush as one of the wrost presidents of all time. And perhaps this movie proves it. But this movie which is directed by Oliver Stone, takes a netrual stance. If conservatives complain about the movie, chances are they didn't see it. "W" is the story of George W. Bush or Bush 43, who went from a drunken lout to the president of the United States. He used his presidency to start a war in Iraq and used the oval office as what Keith Obermann called "a part-time job." Josh Brolin's protrayal of the 43rd president is right on. He performance isn't a proady like Will Farrell's spoof of Bush. He could get a Oscar Nomination for his performance. This movie got my attention and has kept my attention the entire movie. One of the best movie of 2008.
This May bring light as to maybe why this has been the worst president we've ever had. But you may find it a bit interesting to see what it was like in HIS shoes. maybe a differest perspective than you may have thought. Check it out.
People should know his history.
The portrayal manages to both hold Bush accountable for his mistakes while also being sympathetic.
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