Game Change

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Game Change

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Game Change is a searing, behind-the-scenes look at John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from the decision to select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate to the ticket's ultimate defeat in the general election just sixty days later. Told primarily through the eyes of senior McCain strategist Steve Schmidt, who originally championed Palin and later came to regret the choice.
Statement of Responsibility: HBO Films presents ; a Playtone production ; in association with Everyman Pictures ; produced by Amy Sayres ; written by Danny Strong ; directed by Jay Roach
Title: Game change
Publisher: [United States] :, Home Box Office,, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Report This Apr 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The film sort of chronicled the development and changes of Palin's behaviors and public performance during the 2008 McCain campaign. Nice review of those heady days.

Report This Mar 17, 2014
  • ilove48whippets rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great movie! Educational, entertaining and an eye-opener! Very well-done, and has an excellent cast! I recommend it!

Report This Dec 27, 2013
  • Mr_Pear rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Full disclosure, I'm not a huge fan of Sarah Palin, though I can scarcely call myself an expert of her political life and philosophy. I really enjoyed this movie as it tried to simulate some of the rumors that surrounded the McCain/Palin presidential campaign. I have a feeling that some aspects are half-truths and dramatizations. It would be really scary if it all turned out to be true. But as the movie points out, however subtly, you can't trust everything you see on the screen. Nonetheless, Game Change is an incredibly entertaining film with an all-star cast. I can't think of a single actor or aspect that I didn't like. I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in modern historical or political fiction.

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • joeguy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Julianne Moore gives an astounding performance. Total acting coup by everyone involved.

Report This Aug 18, 2013
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A truly great presentation of the Palin/McCain presidential campaign. Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris, and Julianne Moore were absolutely stupendous in their roles. It astounds me to this day, that Tina Fey and Julianne Moore had the ability to capture the essence of Sarah Palin. Palin had to be one of the least knowledgeable candidates for vice-president in US history. It has never been truly explained how the McCain group made this truly historic and monumental error.

Report This Mar 14, 2013
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An astonishing look at election year campaigning in this adaptation of the book that chronicled the 2008 campaign. Julianne Moore is uncanny playing Sarah Palin, and even gives us the odd moment to feel sympathetic about a woman who went from out of her depth to moments that make us wonder about her hold on reality. Ed Harris also plays John McCain sympathetically but realistically; McCain always seemed to be the candidate who should have had it eight years earlier, and Harris conveys the quality of a man who wants to run a clean campaign, and who can see that his party is falling under the influence of the lunatic fringe. Woody Harrelson is the heart of the entire film, playing one of the campaign chiefs, quickly realizing that his choice for VP has turned out to be the biggest mistake of his life. He and the other staffers go from cajoiling and supportive to combative, and the film itself resonates with a real world sensibility. It's compelling, and it serves as a huge warning about the sort of monster you might create by not paying attention.

Report This Mar 09, 2013
  • Vincent T Lombardo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent movie! Depicts politics as it really is!

Report This Feb 13, 2013
  • Glencoe_Mike rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well-made, entertaining and surprisingly sympathetic to McCain and Palin.

Report This Feb 04, 2013
  • ThelmaPickles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Julianne Moore's performance as Sarah Palin is astounding.

There's only one comment to be made. Sarah Palin is a %$%^#$% idiot.


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Report This Apr 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Extensive quotes from IMBd web site such as : Rick Davis: Listen, I too wish that the American people would choose the future Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Jefferson, but unfortunately, that's not the way it works anymore. Now it takes movie-star charisma to get elected President, and Obama and Palin, that's what they are - they're stars. ---- John McCain: You're one of the leaders of the party now Sarah. Don't get co-opted by Limbaugh and the other extremists. They'll destroy the party if you let them.


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