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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
Oliver Stone's biographical take on the life of George W. Bush, one of the most controversial presidents in USA history, chronicling from his wild and carefree days in college, to his military service, to his governorship of Texas and role in the oil business, his 2000 candidacy for president, his first turbulent four years, and his 2004 re-election campaign. Written by
When reciting the names of the fraternity brothers during his hazing at Yale, the second and third surnames of people he names are "Hill" and "Hotchkiss." Both Oliver Stone and James Cromwell attended the Pennsylvania-based boarding school for boys The Hill School, and one of the Hill's rival preparatory schools is indeed Hotchkiss. See more »
In the second scene, in the Oval Office, Toby Jones's character refers to "Roosevelt after Pearl Harbor," meaning FDR, but he pronounces "Roosevelt" with the "oo" sound as in "kangaroo." Theodor Roosevelt used that pronunciation, but his distant cousin, FDR, came from a branch of the family that pronounced the last name's o's as in "rose." See more »
George Herbert Walker Bush:
[on the phone with George W. after he gets arrested]
My father would've kicked the living crap out of me if I ended up where you are now, Junior.
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At the very end of the credits, you see a Christian cross with a period. It morphs into the W-period logo of the movie. See more »
Like many others I began watching this movie expecting to see Jr. mocked and ridiculed but instead was surprised to find a drama. As it has been said before, if you're looking for something that's pro or anti bush...you're just not going to get it. There are many gaps in the story and I'm certain that there was a reason for that.
W. wasn't meant to be a political piece but instead a character piece about a man that normally would have been quite forgettable...but as president would create many enduring memories globally.
I gave it 8 out of 10 for the acting and the story...all of which has been said before so I feel no need to repeat it.
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