And now a word from President Jackson Evans

Posted by · 10:51 am · February 15th, 2010

Plenty of Dude talk lately combined with today being President’s Day inspired an idle YouTube search this morning.  So with that:

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  • 1 2-15-2010 at 11:34 am

    The Z said...

    Just watched this saturday night – such a well-made, overlooked film, by the AMPAS at least. Oldman should have gotten a nod, as well as the editing, score, screenplay. I would director for Rod Lurie, but the 2000 line-up was pretty good – Ridley Scott, Ang Lee, Steven Daldry, and the two-fer with Soderbergh. If I had to I would drop Soderbergh’s nom for “Erin Brockovich” to fit in Lurie. As for Best Picture? “Chocolat” would be the obvious choice to drop.

    Really, though, just a great film that was so on the nose with the circumstances. As we saw with Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin in 2008, the standards are different for women in politics. And that was 8 years after “The Contender.” Joan Allen was a pioneer.

    Still have to go with Ellen Burstyn for the Oscar, though, Allen to place, and Laura Linney to show. Three fantastic perfomances. And they lost to Julia Roberts…

  • 2 2-15-2010 at 2:45 pm

    JR said...

    Bridges is simply the greatest living American film actor. Such diversity in roles yet he never, ever phones it in…

  • 3 2-15-2010 at 4:02 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    This movie was so stupid, totally exemplifies Rod Lurie’s preachy, didactic style of filmmaking with highfalutin finales. The sleazy misogyny buried underneath the moral grandstanding made it all the more disgusting.

    Still, the acting was excellent. Better than the film deserved, even, though it was Gary Oldman who gave the Oscar-worthy supporting performance, not Bridges.

    @ The Z: Thanks for the good laugh. I didn’t know asking someone what newspapers they read was such an unfair standard.

  • 4 2-15-2010 at 4:28 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Sleazy misogyny? What the fuck film did you watch?

  • 5 2-15-2010 at 5:51 pm

    JR said...

    I wouldn’t call it misogynistic but was not a fan of the film. Maybe I need to see it again but, when I saw it in the theater, I was deeply bothered by Allen’s line: “[t]here’s one thing you don’t want. It’s a woman with her finger on the button who isn’t getting laid. ” As a woman, it just maddened me. Only a man would write such a line, thinking it sounded empowering for Hanson to say it. Instead, the statement seemed tremendously out of character for Hanson to say it. Completely lacking in dignity… Yeah, I’m no prude, but I found it really offensive. Though I loved the performances, at that point, the movie lost me.

  • 6 2-15-2010 at 6:46 pm

    Rob said...

    Really like this movie, LOVE the performances. It’s super entertaining, and some of the dialogue is fan-fucking-tastic.

    But I totally agree with that line — even when I saw the film in theaters when I was *gulp* 14, i found it a mite offensive/borderline-misguided-misogynistic.

    And yeah, the movie’s frequently eye-rollingly preachy. The closing dedication is nauseating.

  • 7 2-15-2010 at 9:54 pm

    The Z said...

    @ Robert Hamer:
    You probably heard about some things listed here:

    But what about this:

    The second touches on others aspects, but you should get the point.