“An American Carol – More Than Just Satire?”
“Laugh like your country depends on it.”
I don’t know if you are like me or not but I have been seeing the trailer for An American Carol, starring Kevin Farley, brother of the late Chris Farley, on television a lot lately. I also remember hearing Bill O’Reilly saying something about it quite a while back, when I was watching The O’Reilly Factor and seeing a short clip he showed of it back them, where he is taking part in smacking the character played by Farley in a port-a-john. David Zucker was also on Hannity & Colmes on 8/20/08 promoting his movie in an interview with Sean Hannity.
Before viewing the trailer for yourself, please take note of the content warning for the movie.
WARNING! This movie may be offensive to children, young people, old people, in-the-middle people, some people on the right, all people on the left, terrorists, pacifists, war-mongers, fish mongers, Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics (though you’d have to prove it to them), the ACLU, liberals, conservatives, neo-cons, ex-cons, future cons, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarian, people of color, people of no color, English speakers, English-as-a-second language speakers, non-speakers, men, women, more women, & Ivy League professors. Native Americans should be okay.
Andy Adair over at FirstShowing.net isn’t exactly sure what to make of it.
When I first saw the trailer for this film, I wasn’t sure what to think. Is it a mockumentary? Is it meant to be a straight satirical comedy?
Apparently, Andy is a fan of Michael Moore.
I have always thought that Michael Moore made interesting documentaries, and from a film standpoint, they are somewhat thought provoking. However, Zucker is obviously trying to bring out and expose what he believes is Moore’s “crazy anti-American” side.
Michael Moore has a “‘crazy anti-American side?” Who would have thunk it? Yes. That was sarcasm. 😉
Andy also wonders if it is a coincidence that the release date is October 3, 2008, which just happens to be one month and one day prior to the general election in November. Do you suppose he wonders that about the other movies set to be released that same day?
Andy also ponders the intent of the movie – “bash the American left” or “promote pro-American patriotism.” Is it not permissable for David Zucker to have done both? Why does it have to be one or the other, Andy? “What if the film’s intent is to try and make people believe again in the ideal America, land of the free and home of the brave (while of course still poking fun at Michael Moore).” Yes, Andy, what if?
I’m like Mondo over at DBKP…
A conservative movie?
Is this a joke?
It’s not often–ever?–that a Hollywood movie makes fun of socialized health care, Michael Moore and most things Liberals hold dear.
Now, here’s a parting question – “Will Michael Moore enjoy An American Carol, which parodies him?” You’d think someone would come up with a poll to see what other people think about that question.
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