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Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush (DVD)

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When Will Ferrell was struggling to break out on Saturday Night Live, the election of George W. Bush came as a gift from God. The new President gave him a character with a greater reach than one of those head-bobbing Roxbury guys--so it's only just that Ferrell, now a marquee-topping movie star, should cap off the Bush years with this final homage. You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush is not so much a political satire as a fever dream, a hallucinatory exorcism. Ferrell paints Bush as an arrested adolescent, simultaneously self-absorbed yet without a hint of self-reflection, but beyond that there's not much commentary on the actions or collective psyche of the Bush administration (though some of the most startling gags turn out to be true). Instead, Ferrell spins out 90 minutes of faux-personal anecdotes that blur into crass surrealism: Dreaming of a cabin getaway with another man that includes a description of a "Western-grip" version of a certain sexual act; gaping at a muscular Barbara Bush rescuing all the Bush men from a collapsed mine shaft; performing robotic dance moves with Condoleeza Rice; demanding a squadron of wild monkeys be trained for combat; and imitating, obsessively, a Castillian lisp. It is a very strange performance, captured live at Broadway theater and later broadcast on HBO. Ten years from now, audiences may stare, perplexed and hypnotized, at this show, unable to comprehend what it's about--which may be entirely the point. --Bret Fetzer

Special Features

  • Road to Broadway
  • Bush on Bush interview
  • It's Time Has Come of Being a Decider, America: True/false game
  • Digital copy (compatible with Windows Media and iTunes; download code expires 11/3/2010

Product Details

  • Actors: Will Ferrell
  • Directors: Marty Callner
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001VEJK6Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,038 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, America - A Final Night with George W. Bush" on IMDb

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36 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Jason P. Frey on April 10, 2009
Format: DVD
Reading a couple of bad reviews on this performance, "Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush", has me baffled. Most folks in this world love most of Will Ferrell's hilarious wit and comedy range. Obviously these other negative reviewers don't have witty & intelligent senses of humor. Even if you don't follow politics, and whatever party you're in or not in if you do, this is HILARIOUS from beginning to end! Just like going to see a live play, they take quick entermissions to change set pieces and "W"s wardrobe. It is injected with adult content & language as Ferrell nails "W" perfectly. He tells farcical little "W" life details & stories that will have you crying with laughter! I watched this like 6 times when I had HBO. Ignore any bad reviews on here, those folks are retarded. You must at least rent this when it comes out, you won't be disappointed! It's another masterpiece from Will Ferrell and a classic goodbye to the historical goof that is George W. Bush!
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Hack Blowfist on March 31, 2009
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The DVD isn't out yet, so I don't know what that will be like, but the program itself is hysterical. I think I've watched it on HBO 6 or 7 times and it still cracks me up. Even a bare bones DVD with no extras would be well worth getting, so there is really nowhere to go but up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael on July 21, 2014
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I was not expecting it to be this hilarious. Will Ferrell never fails. I can't tear my self away from it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Otsuka on September 20, 2014
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It was OK. If you like Will Ferrell when he was on SNL doing this impersonation, than you will enjoy the show. It had it's moments, but I am glad I didn't pay to see it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Massey on August 17, 2014
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I had never seen will do stand up before. Enjoyed it very much. I watched it twice in fact .I laughed and laughed at some parts
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tria Avery on August 2, 2014
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This was so George Bush that i cannot even explain how funny this was. This is a must watch if you haven't already
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Music Fan on August 20, 2009
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This is a great show, Will Ferrell crushes any thoughts that this is an overblown SNL skit. The show is magnificent and delivers on every level. I felt like I was in the audience. I googled the directors name and he's done a ton of other HBO stuff and he's got a pretty cool website where he actually responds to questions like technical stuff and stuff about the artists [...] back to Will, it's pretty much a one man show and I was blown away.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shekinah on February 7, 2010
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If you love Will Ferrell and/or are not a fan of George Bush -- this is about as good as it gets! HILARIOUS!!!!! Also a little different since this is Will Ferrell doing live theater instead of a movie. A couple skits are a little weird and not as funny, but as a whole I absolutely recommend this! Me and my boyfriend laughed our asses off and then I got this for my brother as a Xmas gift and he said the same.
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