Skip to comments.Sarah Palin 'The Undefeated' Documentary: What Critics Say
Posted on 07/18/2011 11:11:08 AM PDT by fantail 1952
The film grossed between $60,000 to $75,000 after opening in 10 theaters this weekend, leading its backers to call it a success.
The Sarah Palin documentary Undefeated opened in 10 theaters this weekend and earned about $60,000 to $75,000 -- leading its backers to tell The Hollywood Reporter it was a success.
"We didn't put a nickel of P&A into this and the distributor had the movie for only three weeks. To describe this as anything but a hit is inaccurate, director-writer Stephen Bannon said on Sunday. "This is a documentary opening against Harry Potter on the toughest weekend of the year. We had small numbers but only in small theaters. In bigger markets, like Orange County, we'll do $12,000 per screen."
So what are the critics saying about the movie?
"A partisan piece stitched together using positive sound bites about Sarah Palin that will get media attention simply for its subject, though it isn't a must-see film by any means," writes The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy in his review.
"Puzzlingly titled The Undefeated in that its heroine lost the last election in which she ran and subsequently stepped down from her job as governor of Alaska before her term was up, this narrowly conceived valentine calls upon a vast chorus of coworkers, friends and admirers to numbingly defend everything she's ever said or done and to champion her as a maverick politician with a real connection to the people. Set to begin theatrical runs next week in select houses nationwide, this will attract media attention in the way that anything to do with Palin invariably does (all the more so because it's favorable), but nothing about the film earmarks it as a must-see anywhere other than in the living rooms of die-hard loyalists,"he adds.
(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...
Is the plan as follows?:
1) People (haters and fans alike) pay hard-earned money to go out of their way and use up part of a weekend or evening to watch what they know going in is a pro-Sarah Palin movie.
2) People like what they see, and Sarahs opponents have the scales fall from their eyes and decide to vote for her.
3) Sarah becomes President.
A nice idea. It seems a bit unrealistic (particularly steps 1 and 2), but maybe I will be pleasantly surprised.
The plan is to overcome left wing media trying to stop conservatives, that bugs you?
Yeah, not a squeak about her mistreatment by the MSM. Nice. We all know the enemy within.
$6513/screen opening. Not that bad for a documentary that didn’t have Sex Mormons in Chains.
It`s only been to a few markets yet! What Reuters LSM wants to do is... tell people that it`s bombing when it is not, and that its coming to ppv etc earlier than it really is.
Same idea as when they reported Gore had won Florida, while a time zone in Florida had not yet finished voting
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