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John (Breckin Meyer) probably would have wanted a "Red Nation, Blue Heart" bumper sticker, because he is living in California (and "Blue State, Blue Heart" is just plain smug rather than a colorful act of defiance). John was campaigning full-time for the Kerry-Edwards ticket in the 2004 election, and during a moment of anticipatory euphoria (or in reaction to all the doors being slammed in his face by people voting for Bush-Cheney), John declares that he is so sure of a Democratic victory that if the Republicans actually won--he would move to Canada. In the aftermath of Bush's victory John is somewhat surprised to see that people really do expect him to head for the border. After all, the promise was taped and appeared on television, which, of course, somehow means he has to go. His disgust over the election, coupled with the lost of both his job and his girlfriend, soon convinces him there is nothing left for him in the U.S. Besides, he can write his "Donkey Revolution" blog just as easily in Canada.Read more ›
In the movie Blue State, John Logue (Breckin Meyer) is a Democratic blogger who runs the political blog The Donkey Revolution. Like many good Democrats, Logue decides that he would invest his life in the 2004 campaign and work tirelessly toward the goal of getting John Kerry elected President. One night while he was celebrating some of the party's recent upswing, Logue makes an impassioned statement that should John Kerry not win he would move to Canada. Of course, the local television crew was present for the statement and ran Logue's declaration on the nightly news.
So as we all know, Kerry was indeed not elected and Bush waltzed his way into a second term in the White House. Though Logue's comment back at the time might have seemed like nothing more than a half-hearted plea to drum up additional support for Kerry, when one of Logue's friends calls him on it, Logue decides that maybe the right thing to do is in fact to really move to Canada.
Logue posts in his local coffee house of choice a flyer seeking a companion to make the voyage to Canada with. Located in California, Logue could certainly use someone that could both split the costs and the driving time. Through a series of interviews he is quickly able to weed out some of those that truly would not make the cut. But then walks in Chloe Hamon (Anna Paquin).Read more ›
Driven to such lengths, to make the world around him, better, but at the cost of loosing himself,in the process. Confronted and confounded by his comatose parents, who only selfishly blame him for the loss, of their number one son, from the war.
They are so disturbingly twisted, from closed minded numbness, yet understandable, are just pathetically existing, in the denial they're fragile states, and weak minds can only handle.
In They're delusive old fashioned minds, they are so far gone, that poor John can't get through to the rationale parts within them. If there ever were any to begin with. And so he is to fault for even being of the living, when his brother was taken, and killed in the war, in the middle East.
John's goal is simple, get out of dodge, or the united states of blind denial, before Bush gets to run again, and yet make everything even more unbearable, for every American, trying to survive what's already happened before.
In the sheer lunacy of the political viewless future, driving poor John to involve himself in a cultish counter, to fight the heartless, and selfishly safe pesidente, and his demented boyish fantasies, playing with dangerous toys, of congressional foritude. Leaving us with a bad tasting hand grenade in our mouths every day, till some idiot pulls out the pin.
In Blue state John's views are not so far off the mark, that we can't identify with his need to get far away, along with a lovely blue yet, troubling, passenger of his. Enjoying the road trip past the good ol' USA boarder, into the safety and sane-er?Read more ›
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the story had an original bend to it but the editing was rather slow at times and the acting lacked a certain energy. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mm2
It was a stupid very obvious story, but still entertained me.Published 8 months ago by WatchBattery
This was my first Amazon Instant Video, and it definitely was not a disappointment. Breckin Meyer and Anna Paquin worked quite well together. Read morePublished 9 months ago by C. Sherlock
I love Breckin Meyer and am also a fan of Anna Paquin. Meyer plays John Logue, a die-hard liberal who has been campaigning for John Kerry and swears if George Bush is re-elected he... Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by bookmagic
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