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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful:
Too Much of Aunuld, Too Much of the Director, 24 March 2005
Author: director_mitch from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
As a republican, I was curious to watch a documentary of republicans in
Hollywood. I was even more curious when the director disclosed in the
first few minutes that he himself was a democrat, and I think this was
the honest and correct thing to do. And even though he is covering a
party and people he disagrees with, the show overall is fair and
As for the quality, I thought the documentary was pretty good, but a very, very large portion of it concentrates on Aunuld's run for governor. We all know how that ends up and there have been other shows and even movies on that, so I think he should have done more interviews and concentrated less on "See Arnold Run" (for example Dennis Miller appears only in archive footage and would have been a good interviewee).
The other thing I didn't like is that the director inserted too much of himself into the show - especially at the end. I really don't care what he decided to do after he was done with the documentary - I wanted to hear about politics in Hollywood. So a good portion of this film is really an ego piece ("Hey, look at me! I interviewing republicans! Now I'm working for democrats!").
I'd give it between 4 and 5 stars.
6 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
We finally see things from the side of the Republicans for once, 4 July 2008
Author: tonymurphylee from USA
I may not agree with everything that Republicans do, but I don't agree
with everything that Democrats do either. That's why I'm an
Independent. Anyway, this was a really informative and interesting
documentary. There are interviews with Republicans involved in the
entertainment industry of America such as Drew Carey, Vincent Gallo,
Ben Stein, and John Milius among others. There is a common stereotype
that Republicans just rant and are always angry. People like Rush
Limbaugh certainly don't help this common misconception. I'm happy to
see that whole idea done away with completely once the interviewees
actually sit down and talk frankly about what life is like in the
industry. I also applaud the effort in going so far as to follow the
efforts of Arnold Schwarzenegger to become mayor. That was all done
very well and was interesting. I liked that Jesse Moss(the director) is
a democrat and actually takes the time to unearth these ideas in an
honest and hate-free way. It was really nice. The documentary works
fine. I hate politics, mainly because I seem to know more about
politics than almost everybody around me, so I am not particularly
interested in seeing this again. But it's a solid documentary and it's
worth checking out for anybody who is interested.
-no stereotypes or egos on display
-generally very thought provoking
-I would have liked to hear from more Republicans like Sylvester Stallone or someone
-WAY WAY WAY too short
13 out of 24 people found the following review useful:
Excellent Documentary, 13 February 2007
Author: lrtibbseash1 from United States
I was relieved to see someone finally exploring conservative values in Hollywood. Yes, people there are actual celebrities in Hollywood who are not too cowardly to say they vote Republican like most of us non-celebrity Americans did this last election. With the current liberal media preaching tolerance this documentary will hopefully convince all those touting this abused word to actually follow their own advice when conservative, working actors, comedians, musicians state their own conservative point of view. You have gotta hand it to former Democratic speech writer Jesse Moss for delving into such a provocative topic such as this.
0 out of 12 people found the following review useful:
Smoke and mirrors....., 16 July 2008
Author: fnem69 from United Kingdom
Astonishing what passes for controversial and 'ideological' in mainstream US politics the ideological differences, between the democrats and the republican wow! Now there is chasm if I've ever seen one .The most tragically amusing, is the self-righteous self-aggrandising pondering of the extreme right wing pro-lifers....And to think these grotesque proponents of the sanctity of 'life', populate a planet were 3 children - who have actually been born - die every SECOND of EVERY MINUTE, OF EVERY HOUR, OF EVERY DAY, OF EVERY WEEK, OF EVERY MONTH, AND OF EVERY YEAR, from poverty, malnutrition, and basic infectious diseases...!! What is astonishing is the utter distortion of the Christian message of love, tolerance and forgiveness, to one of vengeful self righteous, vindictive neo-Darwinist obscurantism what a nauseating spectacle
5 out of 28 people found the following review useful:
Give Me A Break., 30 January 2009
Author: jzappa from Cincinnati, OH, United States
Oh, Republicans in Hollywood. How I feel for them, always surrounded by
people who didn't vote for a man who strived for a Constitutional
amendment to ban gay people from being married. If only they could feel
more accepted around people who find it repulsive for them to have
voted for that man, who spent $10 billion a month on a war with the
same lack of validity as Vietnam, a war purposely sustained by another
Republican. I know Republicans. I know a beautiful family of them. And
Clint Eastwood is one. They are not innately bad people, but they seem
incapable of acknowledging the big picture.
Beautiful Patricia Heaton points out in this moot documentary that Liberals are hypocrites because they claim to fundamentally stand for inclusiveness and acceptance yet they don't seem to have a lot of tolerance for pro-life people. Well, maybe Conservatives are hypocrites because they claim to be so protective of unborn babies but they are actually proud to send hundreds of thousands of young people to suffer, languish and die, even when it means voting for the same people who deny gays and lesbians over 1,000 rights that everyone else in America has.
There is a segment documenting a Christian screen writing lab in Hollywood where screenwriters and telewriters collaborate to exercise their agendas to adjust the media output with which they're involved to suit Christian fundamentalist values. They are interviewed, claiming to be condescended by the masses and to feel like a minority. Christians the minority?
Interviewees like Heaton, Ben Stein, Pat Sajak, Drew Carey, John Milius, the infamously unhinged Vincent Gallo and others don't see the privilege they have, an obscured daypack of exclusive supplies, maps, permission, convention, authorization, and blank checks. (If you didn't understand that last sentence, you're probably not a minority. And if you are a minority, you're probably not a Republican.) They are unconscious of who they oppress when they vote and, in some cases, run for office. They live in a town run by an industry where so many powerful figures are Jewish or gay or both. If you expect to be paid your multi-million- dollar asking price every time you work for someone you subjugate every time you vote, how can you expect them to like your political views? Maybe now you know what "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" feels like.
13 out of 49 people found the following review useful:
Why wasn't he critical?, 2 January 2006
Author: Lee Eisenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Portland, Oregon, USA
As Hollywood is known as a Democratic bastion, it's always an
eye-opener when we learn about which people in Tinseltown are
Republicans. In "Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood", Jesse Moss
interviews some of them and focuses on Arnold Schwarzenegger's run for
governor. Sadly, Moss never looks at specific political issues or
challenges what some of these people think.
For the most part, it was mostly interesting to see affirmed conservatives (e.g., Drew Carey, John Milius) being civil, as we might assume that they sit around ranting all day. Still, the documentary would have been better if Moss had looked at the issues.
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