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Game Change 2012

  • Jay Roach
  • March 9, 2012
  • 118 mins
  • English
  • Drama, History
Politics would never be the same.
Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists. Directed by Jay Roach, who previously directed the HBO film Recount and the Austin Powers movies, Game Change premiered on HBO on March 10th, 2012.


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It's quite sobering to watch this on the eve of the 2016 election... they thought they had one of the most vicious and dirty campaigns in 2008 and look how far we've come. All the parallels between this, Palin and Trump this year... kinda amazing.

Oh America, you'll never learn.

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In 2008 John McCain was the candidate that was running against Barack Obama for the elections to the president of The United States. The strategist Steve Schmidt suggested what is called a game changer, a person who would form a new strategy a person who would change the way things were done and that person was Sarah Palin, the woman that could have been the vice president of the US.
People just loved her, she was more popular than Obama, after all she was a mother of 5 children and she was an ordinary woman that did ordinary things and I guess that was the main idea to be shown to the people in US, a member of the government that was a normal people like everybody else. But she quickly started to get some troubles mostly because of the media.
I had heard some things about her before and the pregnancy of her teenage daugther was news basicly around the world. I saw her too once on an interview after the campaign but I didn't realized the major problem. John McCain picked for Vice President of a nation a woman that didn't even knew who had made the terrorist attacks in 9/11, she did not know basic things about world history, she didn't knew anything about economy and so on. That's a little bit shocking!
It's sad to have knowledge that politicians do this kinds of things just with political purposes and they just don't care about the people, it's just wrong and misleading democracy. And this is a problem around the world not just in the US. In the end you kind of feel sorry for Palin.
The cast is great with especial attention too Woody Harrelson and Julianne Moore. She is amazing as Sarah Palin she is really looks like her and speaks like her, great job!
Overall it's a good film, very interesting to watch.

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