Skip to comments.Just saw "An American Carol"--hilarious!
Posted on 10/03/2008 10:24:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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ok,,you can knock me over with a feather!!!!
Looks darn good tho!
Absolutely no need to have a little girl depicting a Girl Scout say "sack of sh!t". It doesn't add to the humor and will turn some folks away.
I know my mom would walk out at that very second.
We’re out the door to see it right now!
Hey, he’s still on 96.9! Cool! Thanks, rr!
I hope you stayed through the credits.
The movie was an emotional whipsaw. It was funny, but then dead serious. I’d have to see it again. I know I missed stuff because of my hearing.
I just got back. I give it a 5 out of 10.
The first 10 seconds of the movie are worth the price of admission. I won’t ruin the joke. I loved the topic and a few of the Zucker gags, but there were at least five different periods of five minutes that didn’t even make me chuckle.
Kelsey Grammar made a good Patton and Dennis Hopper as a judge shooting ACLU zombies was priceless. Robert Davi as the head terrorist was excellent. He makes a great villain.
My recommendation: Buy the ticket and laugh like hell at the beginning and again during the Trace Adkins concert; chuckle a few times during the middle and get extra butter on the popcorn.
You can get head phones at the door, if you ask. They are just like tv ears.
Was there something After the credits? I left before they ended.
I’ve learned the hard way to always stay through the credits. Yes, there was something, but I’m not going to tell you. You’ll just have to wait for the DVD. ; )
I was glad to see Paris Hilton in the movie (really, I was).
And don’t forget Jon Voight as George Washington. That was a very powerful scene. Jon Voight is a GREAT actor. All of the characters were likable (even Michael Malone) and the situations were amusing but at times it relied too much on sight gags and the kids cussing..lol. I love Leslie Nielson and wish he had more of an active role instead of being the narrator. Kevin Farley did a great job and of course Kelsey Grammer was top drawer. The actress doing Rosie did a great job and that and the Moovealong.org award show with the Leni Reifenstahl Award were my favorite scenes. I’m no fan of Paris Hilton but she looked really pretty in that scene.
That is probably the prettiest that she’s ever looked. She really looked “HOT”.
We went to the 5:20 pm showing after work in Springfield, Missouri. The theater was packed, cept for the front row.
I felt like I was watching a movie with my Freeper peeps!
Before the movie started, there was a short Kid Rock/Dale Earnhardt video about the National Guard to the song “Citizen Warrior.” (I think that’s the title). The entire audience clapped for it.
My guess is the projectionist is a liberal, cuz the film broke four times and the audio was screwed up. Coincidence? I think not.
The movie was funny, but it was also very moving in some places. It showed NO MERCY on liberals...the funniest parts were about college campuses and the ACLU.
Here’s the best reasons to see it: It will make you feel good sitting in a theater with a bunch of other conservatives watching something we’d never thought we’d see: A film that celebrates America, the REAL America.
The audience applauded for several minutes when it was over.
Go see it. You’ll feel good and the people who made this film deserve our support.
Kelsey Grammer was remarkably good as Gen. Patton. Chriss Anglin stepped up to the plate as JFK (that's Kennedy), and Robert Davi was a surprisingly believable terrorist. Kevin Farley was too nice to play Michael
Good movie. It's been a long, long time since we went to the theater. I hope lots of conservatives attend the film this weekend to help the important first weekend ratings.
“Before the movie started, there was a short Kid Rock/Dale Earnhardt video about the National Guard to the song Citizen Warrior.”
Funny. Up here in the northeast (New Hampshire) we saw the “W.” film trailer (Oliver Stone GWB hit piece) before the movie. There were about 15 people at the 6:20PM showing.
I wish you could have had the same experience we had.
Saw the 7:15pm show in the Upper West Side of Mahattan. There were about 30 people in the audience. We laughed SO hard! The jokes just kept coming, including in the middle. I have to see it again! I suggest people who see it vote it highly on IMDB to refute the inevitable lib efforts to make it look bad.
The stupid peace chanters and the college professors were great. Besides the silly chants, it was neat to hear them chanting “Peace now! Don’t care how!” It was a great message film to explain the need for the WOT. The “Rosie O’Connell” character was a real hoot, too. And so was... oh, I’m just going to recount the whole movie, so just go see it!
Well, Mr. sneakers and I thoroughly enjoyed this movie!! Lots of middle-aged/older people, but also families and teenagers. Theater wasn’t full but still lots of people.
It is refreshingly UN-politically correct!!! A real breath of fresh air, though I could have done without the kids swearing!
I agree that the first ten minutes was hilarious! Then it slowed down a bit with lots of hearty yucks and chuckles here and there. (loved the scenes with the aging hippie professors and the terrorist Christians!) The audience laughed and clapped when Michael Malone said (I’m paraphrasing because I can’t remember exactly) “Hollywood. Yeah, lets go there. Hollywood HATES America!” Then it got pretty serious. John Voight was fantastic as Geo. Washington! The G. Washington scene was very moving. At the Trace Adkins concert, it really made your heart swell when Michael Malone looked out into the audience and saw all of the soldiers down through the centuries standing there. Finally, I cried at the part where they went to the nephew’s ship and I saw all those sailors! My son is stationed in Japan and I haven’t seen him in over a year, so it was kind of hard seeing all the sailors boarding their ship.
At the end, the audience really clapped!
You won’t see this movie at the oscars, but that doesn’t matter. This little movie has a bigger, more important message, and I hope that, even if it doesn’t bring in the mega-bucks at the box office, it’s message gets into homes all across America as people buy the DVD and their kids see it. Hopefully, the message will sink in.
Now - I wonder how the muzzies will like it!
And do we really care? ;-)
We just got home from watching it. Probably the best thing about this movie was being in a theater full of quiet, normal, polite people.
Thanks for the ping.
>>It will make you feel good sitting in a theater with a bunch of other conservatives watching something wed never thought wed see: A film that celebrates America, the REAL America.
The director, David Zucker, was on the Howie Carr show today and he said it was quite possible that the people who USUALLY go to the movies will decide to catch that anti-religion
film Bill Maher is doing, and decide to “rent the American Carol DVD when it comes out”. Younger people, people who usually go to movies.
The people seeing that first show today in Danvers MA
seemed middle aged or slightly older, a polite,
Was there an extra bit after the credits? I usually do
but I just stayed till the list of the cast (oh, so
that was Fred Travalena as Jimmy “Higher Taxes are GOOD
For You!” Carter? Ah) but I figured that was it. Well maybe I’ll see that bit if I catch it again or on DVD.
I will DEFINITELY get the DVD.
Liberal movie critic Stephen Schaefer of the allegedly
conservative Boston Herald gives it a D and calls it
Of course, a lib columnist hates it. I saw it and thought it was hilarious! Yes, it puts down libs but does so with the same zany sense of humor Zucker used in Airplane! and Naked Gun. Also a deep respect for our soldiers and a celebration of what’s good about America. Hopefully Hollywood will not turn into “bin Laden City”, or has it?
Ty Burr of Boston Globe:
” The Leni Riefenstahl documentary award ceremony is a hoot, and the attack of the ACLU zombie attorneys is funny no matter what side you’re on. The bit where Robert Davi’s Islamic terrorist removes his fake beard to reveal a real beard beneath is a classic throwaway Zucker sight gag. At such points you wonder if America’s real enemies - without and within - are those who can’t take a joke.
“’An American Carol” is on a mission, though, and it’s not to convert hearts and minds but to play to the choir. Why else draft Bill O’Reilly to play himself opposite Malone and a crude “Rosie O’Connell” caricature (Vicki Browne)? Why else treat the script like a series of Republican talking points?”
Good. I don't like O'Reilly, but it's refreshing to see a movie that isn't so pretentious as to try to "convert hearts and minds." I don't watch movies to be converted, I watch them to be entertained, especially comedies. If they're funny and if I happen to be in the choir, so much the better.
has anyone seen Bella?
Check out the user reviews on IMDB.com: Many are very,
bmennen: “My friend and I LOVED this movie (disclaimer: we are both conservatives). A Jerry Zucker/Airplane like comedy...wrapped up with good old-fashioned patriotism. The late Chris Farley’s kid brother was better than expected, the pacing was fast, and there were MANY laugh out loud yucks.”
Lori Ingham: “One of the more touching moments in the film is that of the Ghost of George Washington (Jon Voight), where he brings the Moore clone (Kevin Farley) to Ground Zero after it’s been bombed by the terrorists. It’s enough to get anyone teary-eyed, and if you know the history behind Zucker’s conversion to conservatism, you know that it took place shortly after 9/11.”
psychobillyjean: “This movie had a packed house at 5:30p.m. the first day it came out and the audience didn’t stop laughing the entire time.
In the tradition of George Carlin, Lenny Bruce or Richard Pryor, what makes this movie so funny is its willingness to speak the obvious truths no one else will say.
This movie is a crippling blow for the leftist Hollywood which attempts to silence all other points of view. When the public sees the humorous truths portrayed in the movie contrasted with the bleak and unrealistic view Hollywood normally likes to paint, it makes the Hollywood agenda even more obvious.
All the actors, especially Kevin Farley and Kelsey Grammar are damn funny and make a good on-screen duo.
This is a hilarious movie which takes a different slant on the current politics in America, and, though it is only one movie as compared with thousands of liberal movies (from W to Harold and Kumar go to Guantanamo) it sure has upset the status quo.
An American Carol is every independent thought you’ve ever had but funnier. It’s already a legend. “
I went to the 7:30 pm showing last night (Friday). It was a good size crowd. About 75 or 80 per cent of the average sized theater was full. The crowd was appreciative of the whole flick. The most uproarious laughter came when the ACLU zombie-lawyers were being blasted with shotguns and rifles. Also, the bit about the “fanatical Christian terrorists” drew a big response. Bottom line — I liked the movie.
Here is something that both ticked me off and amused me at the same time. Prior to the show, there were only 2 trailers of coming features shown. They were “W” and “Frost/Nixon” — two rabidly anti-conservative hit pieces posing as true-life dramas and not satire or parody. Someone had obviously made a conscious decision to cram such bile down the throats of the audience who they knew would be mainly conservatives. The only response from the crowd was mild laughter at the obvious ploy.