An American Carol 2009 PG-13

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From David Zucker, the director of The Naked Gun and Airplane! comes a bare-knuckle comedy where no one is safe from the onslaught of lunacy. When obnoxious Hollywood director Michael Malone organizes a Ban the 4th of July campaign, his efforts are upended by a gang of spirits from America s past. Zucker roasts a herd of sacred cows in this latest parody featuring an all-star cast.

Starring:
Trace Adkins, Brandon Alter
Runtime:
1 hour 23 minutes

An American Carol

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Genres Fantasy, Comedy
Director David Zucker
Starring Trace Adkins, Brandon Alter
Supporting actors Chriss Anglin, Geoffrey Arend, Scott Bailey, Dana Lyn Baron, Mark Vafiades, Morgan Beck, Julian Berlin, Randall Bosley, Joanne Bowland, Cocoa Brown, Vicki Browne, Mary Castro, Gary Coleman, Jeff Corbett, Rebekah Crane, Robert Davi, Tony X. Deale, Nikki Deloach
Studio Vivendi Entertainment
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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If your view of America goes beyond the divisive politics of the past two decades, you'll love "An American Carol."
Gary Fisher
The viewer is both impressed by the courage and truth on display and shocked being as it is in an unexpected place....the modern Hollywood film.
The Mysterious Traveler
This is not just a movie for republicans/conservatives like it has been said, it is for any one who enjoys comedies.
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110 of 134 people found the following review helpful By D. Caillouet on December 26, 2008
Format: DVD
Bought this dvd in our base PX on Xmas. I had watched this while doing night shift in the commo cell, and I couldn't stop cracking up. The homage to George Romero with Dennis Hopper (who played in Romero's "Land of the Dead") and General Patton fighting ACLU zombies was priceless. The performances of Robert Davi, Serdar Kalsin, and Geoffrey Arend as the terrorists, Aziz, Ahmed, and Mohammed were wonderfully rememnisant of the old World War II-era Three Stooges classics like "They Stooge To Conga" where the Stooges lampooned the Nazis just as Davi, Kalsin, and Arend lampoons the IslamoNazis. The University scene was all too true, especially with my experience in college dealing with faculty who were still stuck in the '60's. And finally, Trace Atkins' "Angel of Death" and the scene of Hollywood after the IslamoNazis take over was great. Aside from the comedy value, the scenes of alternate history that would have resulted if the advice of Micheal Moore and the liberals was followed, such as in the Civil war or World War II, can make one think.

Notable mentions is Kevin Farley's protrayal as Micheal Moore (Malone) as buffonish, arrogant, hardheaded, selfish, and inconsiderate were right on the mark given reports of Moore's arrogance in real life. Kelsey Grammer was great as General Patton and Jon Voight's protrayal of George Washington was really touching. Dennis Hopper was one good choice that made the George Romero homage scene work (Ken Forre would have been good too and Duane Jones would have been perfect but he's sadly deceased) and it was a good surprise to see regular tough-guy actor Robert Davi can do comedy as a modern day Moe. I don't expect liberals to like it as my dealings with them have shown me that they have no sense of humor whatsoever, but I highly recommend it. I think it would be best enjoyed with a showing of "Team America."
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60 of 74 people found the following review helpful By legs diamond on November 13, 2008
The Amazon review above is an excellent example of why this movie wasn't reviewed by the critics who all tend to be very left leaning. Simply, it would have been grossly panned by them. I liked the movie very much. As a matter of fact, the audience in the theatre was laughing hysterically throughout most of the movie. I had tears in my eyes from laughing too hard! Yes, it had a couple of slow moments, as every movie does. It is both entertaining and refreshing compared to the liberal mantra thats usually presented. Seeing a movie that leans to the right, and sends a few zings to the left was a real pleasure. And, a funny movie too!
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93 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Kurt D. Diekelman on November 30, 2008
Format: DVD
I saw the premire of this movie while attending the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. If you are a right leaning person, you will love this movie. While it didn't do very well at the box office, I believe that the DVD sales for it will be very good. Every conservative should own a copy for two reasons: 1)We need to support movies like this so Hollywood wont be scared to make conservative movies, and 2)The movie slays so many liberal sacred cows. This is a very politically incorrect movie. I had a great time watching it and I look forward to the DVD release.

UPDATE: I purchased the DVD from a Best Buy on the release date and it was almost sold out by 2 P.M. Great!
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Katy Lake VINE VOICE on November 15, 2008
And if you don't have a sense of humor, you're probably a fanatical leftist, and this movie isn't for you, anyway.

I was absolutely dying to see "An American Carol," and for the politically incorrect conservative that I am, this movie was hysterical! But then, I loved Airplane and the Naked Gun movies, so this kind of ribald, broad satire (with corny jokes that can't help but make you laugh out loud) is right up my alley.

I wasn't the only one. The theatre I saw "Carol" in was about three-quarters full, and for most of the movie, the roar of laughter was constant from the first frame. Clearly there were no leftwing movie reviewers in that particular "Carol" showing!

Contrary to what the "official" Amazon reviewer, Sam Graham (who the hell is Sam Graham??) intoned, "Carol" is indeed a total hoot! It soothed every frayed nerve I had since 9/11, at least insofar as the loony left and their crazy, incessant tirades were concerned. Finally, some expert moviemakers were willing to take on the left's sacred cows, and mock on them in a savagely witty way with no holds barred.

Does "Carol" hit every mark? Oh, of course not, but then with any of Zucker's movies, the gags come so fast and furious that if one misses the mark, the next 10 more than make up for it. You can't sit in a movie this funny and not laugh your butt off!

My only fear with "Carol" is that Zucker won't delight us with any more movies in a similar leftie ox-goring vein. God knows there's a huge audience out there for funny movies, and skewering the left while you're at it just makes it all the more delicious.

I normally don't buy dvds unless I love the movie enough to see it again and again (and that includes the few serious notes in "Carol".
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Iron-Man on January 3, 2009
Format: DVD
Be warned there may be unintentional spoilers.

One thing I must mention before getting to the review is the amount of negative criticism aimed at this movie. It is probably the only movie supporting pro-American sentiments among the plethora of anti-American ones. And like pigs to the slaughter, liberals beat this thing down like like a whack-a-mole game. But when conservatives assert their views over liberally biased movies and news/television shows, we are considered ignorant, stupid, unintelligent, (apologies for redundancy). Thank you Zucker for this film, and it's too bad you decided against a sequel. It doesn't help that this movie was shown in an extremely small amount of theaters, thus assisting in its money shortage. Yet movies with liberal bias can't find enough theaters to infest. Now on with the review.

In short, I liked this movie. It was short, entertaining, and quick with the humor, both verbal and slapstick. Farley acts in comparison with his late brother, the only thing that may have made this better, would have been seeing David Spade by his side. I always hoped Kevin would gain a staring role. Maybe this will help him, maybe it will hurt him. This movie doesn't preach war mongering, but the idea of fighting is suggested as needed at the right times. This movie is a conservatively biased movie, yet they use John F. Kennedy, a Democratic President, as a Jacob Marleyesque character. Conservatives are not out to destroy the world, they simply accept that like a school yard bully, words are not always the answer, but they can be a good place to start.

Like "A Christmas Carol" Farly's character deals with three ghosts, Kelsey Grammers ghost being the one most seen.
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