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An American Carol (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 3 October 2008 (USA)
An anti-American filmmaker who's out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country.

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Look Out! It's Those Christians! (as Mark Basil)
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Storyline

At a July 4 barbecue, gramps tells the kids the story of Michael Malone, a documentary filmmaker and Michael Moore look-alike who hates America and wants to abolish July 4th. He refuses to celebrate with his nephew Josh, who's shipping out soon to the Middle East. That night, Michel has a vision of his hero, JFK, who predicts that three ghosts will visit Michael. Sure enough, General Patton, George Washington, and country music star Trace Adkins visit Michael show him the fruits of patriotism, just wars, and pacifism. Meanwhile, Arab terrorists want Malone to help them with a propaganda film. Is he the next Leni Riefenstahl or will he see the light? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Laugh like your country depends on it. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for rude and irreverent content, and for language and brief drug material | See all certifications »

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3 October 2008 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,656,000, 5 October 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,001,720, 2 November 2008
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2.35 : 1
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In one scene, a portrait of Davy Crockett is seen on the wall: it's the same portrait that appeared in Leslie Nielsen's house in Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)--an in-joke from director David Zucker. See more »

Goofs

Patton speaks dismissively of his portrayal in Patton ("That Patton was an actor!"). And yet throughout the film Kelsey Grammer speaks in the gruff, gravely voice that George C. Scott used in that picture. In fact, the real historical Patton spoke in a sharp, nasal, and slightly Southern accented voice. See more »

Quotes

Michael Malone: Look can you make them stop singing.
Rastus Malone: Hey, Mas'sa don't wanna hear that slave shit, kick something in the fo fo.
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Chicken Fried
Written by Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette
Courtesy of Weimerhound Music, Heart Above Your Head
Performed by Zac Brown Band
Courtesy of Homegrown Music, Inc. / ROAR
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Not very interesting for the non Americans.
11 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

I had accidentally watched this film in Dubrovnik, Croatia in an open Jadran film theater. Film theater was nicer place then the film itself. Also, viewing audience did not really understood what is really in the film.

Conservatives lashing back at Michael Moore! Some of us understood that. Well, I think they have it right from their point of view. He worked tirelessly to take the White House away from the Republicans. and he finally did. It was not a miracle that someone would make a film trying to bash Michael.

Well, I think plot should be looked as a continuous struggle between the Republicans and Democrats for power in the USA.

Acting is OK, but nothing spectacular.

All in all, if you want to watch Republicans bashing at Democrats this is a film for you, otherwise, you might skip it, nothing special in it.


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