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An American Carol

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Sam Emerson

An American Carol

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
88 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/03/08
performer:
Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight
director:
David Zucker
distributor:
Vivendi Universal
author:
Myrna Sokoloff, David Zucker
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C

Gag-loving farceur David Zucker (Airplane!) flings grenades and rubber chickens in An American Carol, a loony attack on wacko liberalism and a ding-dong defense of wacko conservatism. Only you can decide whether you’re in the mood to wade through the smear of stink jokes and political ravings. Zucker uses A Christmas Carol as a structure and the persona of baseball-capped filmmaker Michael Moore (Kevin Farley) as a Scrooge in need of political re-education (and deodorant); George S. Patton (Kelsey Grammer) helps him see the patriotic light. For veritas, Bill O’Reilly plays…a right-wing blowhard. C