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!
Nope. No conspiracy here. The director, Zucker, didn't release an advance copy to reviewers. He knew it would be a pointless exercise!
An American Carol
1 hr. 23 min.
(PG-13), for rude and irreverent content, and for language and brief drug material
I’m going to see this tonight...can’t wait.
Going tonight just to p*** off the libs...might even buy a couple extra tickets I don’t need. Hope it has a great box office weekend and drowns the “W” and Bill Mars’ piece of cinematic crap!
Hey liberals: The truth hurts.
Oh sure! Not as much as jumping onto a bicycle with the seat missing, but it hurts!
Subject titles for An American Carol messageboard on IMDB
This movie is anti-american
Wow, so the guy that wanted americans to have better health care is evil
Wanting decent health care is anti-american?
My goodness! They really tapped into the B + C-list pile of crap actors
Michael Moore films will always have a greater impact than this.
This actually is propaganda
.....but patriotism is as dumb as religion.
This Will Be Awesome
(HOW DID HE GET IN THERE?)
Review: ‘Easily one of the worst films of the year.’
Do republicans really think this looks funny?
TALENTLESS NEOCON HACKS MAKE A MOVIE
this is going to be the worst film in history
Yeah, I think there isn’t a review yet in the (mostly
conservative) Boston Herald. Jim Verniere, one of their
reviewers, is probably gonna hate it anyway. He loves
It’s been a long time since I was a cub scout but I think they can handle the first ten minutes I saw. They’re not babies.
Here's a really good reference site for movie and tv ratings. Gives you a detailed analysis of potentially offensive scenes in categories such as sex/nudity, violence, religious etc.
Since there was no advanced screening they don't have a review for "An American Carol" yet, but they said it will be up shortly. Still, if you're concerned about what your kids are seeing it's a great reference site to bookmark.
Go to Movietickets.com and buy the tickets whether you can go or not.
Support this movie.
Just came back from American Carol. Good movie. On the way there saw a group from “Rolling Thunder” on the road. Fine Americans.
I’m taking my gf’s sons and my LITTLE BROTHER (Big Brother volunteer here) to it tonight. It looks funny!!
hopefully will be approved and will stay up but at least there will be some positive remarks, etc.
In the past I’ve gone onto amazon.com and given good reviews to books like “Michael Moore Is A Big Fat Stupid White Man”
It’s really funny. I was laughing so hard. It’s just as good as the first Airplane Movie and the first Naked Gun film. I went with about 10 people here and they all loved it.
Howie Carr list PING
An American Carol director David Zucker will be on with
Howie tonight during the 5 pm ET hour (prob during the
5:30-6 pm segment). Listen on stations throughout New
England (and listen in Montreal too; we aren’t forgetting you,
“Steve” who tunes to AM 620 in Burl VT) and online
LISTEN LIVE TO HOWIE
WRKO (have to join talk insiders, free)
Listen Live link at top
WCRN (now back to all four hours!)
(Windows Media, Winamp, or Real Player)
Also if you have Screamer Radio (free), go to Talk
And Comedy. One of the stations listed is WRKO
Cool, thanks! BTW, is Jay Severin still on the radio in that neck of the woods? Been a while since we’ve been to MA.
Yes Jay Severin is 3-7 pm on WTKK FM 96.9 and they streamcast
Glad you asked about kids. I want to support this movie by taking the whole clan Sat night. I know the little one won’t get much out of it but the popcorn, but he’s easy. I wanted to make sure it’s OK for older elementary age too. I rented that animated one once (can’t think of the name but the one with Kim Jong Il “me so ronery”) and was shocked at the language, etc.
Can’t wait to see it! I LOOOOOVE Kelsey Grammar.
yeah that one was from the south park guys, “Team America
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