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A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

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12 March 2005 (USA)  »

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$7,970 (USA) (3 March 2006)

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$166,320 (USA) (22 November 2006)
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Poignant and entertaining
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film maker and movie are NOT patronizing in any way. The only patronizing is done by the GCC (consulting agency which James Carville is a member). For the most part, it is a great inside look into political campaigns and the consultants who run them. Although campaigns are mostly a game to GCC, it shows how who wins or loses can have serious consequences. Even though some of GCC may be sobered by the end of the movie, they state that they would probably not change their practices.

Unfortunately, the film maker does little to challenge GCC and its members which state that they support democratization and globalization

  • as if one has anything to do with the other. In fact, one of the


members of GCC states that maybe Bolivian's didn't want democracy because they reject globalization. The film maker does nothing to challenge this view. As a result, the film maker missed an extremely important part of the story.


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