Skip to comments.Just saw "An American Carol"--hilarious!
Posted on 10/03/2008 10:24:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Just saw the first showing of An American Carol; was expecting it to be pretty funny. Actually it was laugh out loud hilarious! And a good positive message, too! I urge you to see it.
As you could tell from the ads, Kevin Farley plays a Michael Moore-like director, Michael Malone. He is recruited by some terrorists to make a training film. He is haunted by ghosts such as JFK, Gen. Patton (Kelsey Grammer), the Angel of Death (Trace Adkins), and George Washington (Jon Voight). Washington shows him the church he used to pray at when New York City was the nation's capitol. Across the street...Ground Zero.
JFK shows him how we should "pay any price, bear any burden" for freedom. Patton shows him war is sometimes necessary--if we hadn't fought the Civil War, we might still have slavery!
The film shows us "the Real America" and the price we have to pay for freedom. There are tons of sight gags and physical humor (think Three Stooges, or the "Airplane" films director David Zucker gave us). The film spoofs A Christmas Carol and shows the folly of Malone trying to ban July 4th. Can he learn the error of his ways?
Anyone who enjoys "Airplane"-like humor will surely like it. (And stop calling me Shirley.) I wonder if libs will attend (after all, that evil Bill O'Reilly is in this...one scene shows Malone and comic "Rosie O'Connell" appearing on O'Reilly's show--and "O'Connell" unleashes a hilarious bit about Christian terrorists. Yes, we wouldn't have to go through airport security if those priests hadn't hijacked those planes!
I am thinking about bringing some of my kids this weekend to see it, but I am very careful about what they are exposed to in movies and TV. Can you tell me why the movie carries a PG-13? Was there any swearing? How about sex/nudity? (I assume that there is no violence to speak of. If there is and it happens to the Michael Moore character, that would be ok.)
Oh, and there’s the protest rally where Malone can’t stop the protesters from chanting insipid slogans! Chanting insipid
slogans! Chanting...or the Col. Univ speech where Malone is
to speak, only he’s upstaged by professors who reveal why they spread their lefty politics to their students: so they can relive their glory days of “1968”! (Think “Hair”...)
I was going to ask the very same thing. Love to take my daughter with me.
My guys are camping with the scouts this weekend...and I’m going to see this! Thanks for the review!
GO SEE THIS MOVIE, HOLLYWOOD REVIEWERS ON RT DID NOT EVEN RATE IT ON THEIR SITE....THEY ARE TRYING TO SQUASH US.
What makes this movie PG-13? Is it just cussing? Or is it sex stuff? I’ve got an 11 and 14 year old daughters I’d like to take. I don’t trust the rating systwm.
Thanks for the review. My wife and I are planning to see it this Sunday. Freepers, if you want to see more conservative-themed movies coming out of Hollywood, buy a ticket for An American Carol, and hopefully it will be a big success.
Going in about an hour and twenty minutes. I’ll buy ten tickets, if there’s any left :-)
Thanks! I really, really need a good giggle :)
Going with the whole family on Saturday. Thanks for the review.
Rush was talking about this movie in the first hour of his show today. He urged people to go see it because a lot of people have their necks stuck out on this movie. Should it flop, some conservative people in Hollywood, both in front of and behind the camera might have trouble working in the future.
Needs to get on Pay Per View. In the boonies, we won’t get it in our theaters til 2010.
—the S-word and the A-hole word do pop up (the latter
by a kid, actually)
—one scene has two terrorists—who are afraid of getting blown up themselves—in a men’s room stall and the noises they make are mistaken for 2 gay men having sex. (”You have to pull it, here...”)
other than that fairly clean —cleaner than most movies—
and it’s worth it for the message. Take your kids and, well,
“parental guidance is suggested”.
Go to Movietickets.com and buy the tickets whether you can go or not.
Support this movie.
This site shows the first 10 minutes of the movie:
Wait for the very end of the ten minutes. The language is a little rough but is a riot anyway.
hopefully you will get it—I think it was supposed to be in 2,000 theatres or so. I saw it in Blue Country, Danvers MA
(though I will admit here on the North Shore of Boston I do
see some McCain/Palin stickers, lawn signs..._you never know)
...they’re trying to defuse a bomb...
A PG-13 rating is a sterner warning by the Rating Board to parents to determine whether their children under age 13 should view the motion picture, as some material might not be suited for them. A PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other elements, but does not reach the restricted R category. The theme of the motion picture by itself will not result in a rating greater than PG-13, although depictions of activities related to a mature theme may result in a restricted rating for the motion picture. Any drug use will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. More than brief nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually oriented. There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence. A motion pictures single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words, though only as an expletive, initially requires at least a PG-13 rating. More than one such expletive requires an R rating, as must even one of those words used in a sexual context. The Rating Board nevertheless may rate such a motion picture PG-13 if, based on a special vote by a two-thirds majority, the Raters feel that most American parents would believe that a PG-13 rating is appropriate because of the context or manner in which the words are used or because the use of those words in the motion picture is inconspicuous.
Hey, I’m in Elko, Nevada, and it’s on the marquee this morning.