There's a film coming out in a few weeks that I just saw a trailer for last night. It's called An American Carol, and its a satire on the American far left (politically, that is) written and directed by David Zucker. The guy that brought us Airplane!
The focus of the film appears to be a Michael Moore-ish character played by Chris Farley's baby brother, Kevin. I've only seen him in commercials so far, but he really sounds just like his brother. Anyway, it seems that this guy is so anti-American (like all liberals, get it?) that he wants to abolish Independence Day as a holiday. So he gets visited by 3 ghosts from America's past to help him get past his anti-American ways.
Here is the trailer, officially approved by Bill O'Reilly, if you care:
I really don't care about this movie one way or another. There is just as much to make fun of on the left as there is on the right. I don't mind anyone being lampooned as long as its funny. But from the look of that trailer, it doesn't look like it brings the funny. I'd be willing to sit through it on cable eventually, if only because of Zucker's pedigree. But, man does this look awful!
It will play for its target audience, I guess. But I can't recall a Hollywood satire aimed at either the right or the left being released this close to a Presidential election before. Help me out here. Can anyone think of one?
I'd be interested in seeing a real scathing political comedy that makes fun of both sides of the political debate in an intelligent and humorous way. Not just silly George Bush, Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama impersonations. That's what SNL is for. Feh.
Anyway, what got me to post about this film was the supporting cast. James Woods, Jon Voight and Dennis Hopper all make appearances. There are 8 Oscar nominations between those three dudes right there. Some major acting muscle. And they are appearing in this? Wow! I know Hollywood doesn't seem to be knocking down there doors for meaty roles lately, but really?
They should have called this movie what it really is.