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An in-depth look at the Democratic and Republican national conventions held during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election year. | Add synopsis »
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 (From The Playlist. 2 March 2011, 7:16 PM, PST)

Levinson Slams Nyt Critic 'For Her Blatant Inaccuracies'
 (From The Wrap. 10 November 2009, 6:16 PM, PST)

Criticism Is One Thing, Inaccuracy Another
 (From The Wrap. 10 November 2009, 5:48 PM, PST)

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Cast

 
Richard Abramowitz ... Himself

Stephen Baldwin ... Himself

Annette Bening ... Herself

Ellen Burstyn ... Herself

Rachael Leigh Cook ... Herself

David Crosby ... Himself

Alan Cumming ... Himself

Tim Daly ... Himself
Charlie Daniels ... Himself

Robert Davi ... Himself

Dana Delany ... Herself

Giancarlo Esposito ... Himself

Tom Fontana ... Himself

Danny Glover ... Himself

Anne Hathaway ... Herself

Spike Lee ... Himself

Josh Lucas ... Himself

Matthew Modine ... Himself

Tom Morello ... Himself

Gloria Reuben ... Herself

Susan Sarandon ... Herself

Richard Schiff ... Himself

Ron Silver ... Himself

Sting ... Himself

Lynn Whitfield ... Herself

Will.i.am ... Himself

Directed by
Barry Levinson 
 
Produced by
Robert E. Baruc .... producer
Robin Bronk .... producer
Tim Daly .... producer
Jason Sosnoff .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Aengus James 
Adam Jandrup 
 
Film Editing by
Aaron Yanes 
 
Production Management
Tim Tracy .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Peter Levin .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Levin .... supervising sound editor
Thomas Myers .... sound mixer
Alex Noyes .... sound editor
Roar Skau Olsen .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Giovon .... camera operator
Aengus James .... cinematographer
 
Editorial Department
Patrick Inhofer .... colorist
 
Thanks
Richard Abramowitz .... thanks
Ted Wallach .... special thanks
 

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0 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Hmm, 26 September 2013
Author: artpf from United States

The basic premise of this film is that the media has blurred the lines and polarized the country in a way that has created conflict over truth in reporting.

The sub text is celebrity and it's role in making or breaking a candidate.

I went into this movie wanting to really like it.

The celebrities are all idiots who could care less about anything except getting their names in the paper. What an insular jaded bunch of jerks.

It's not an even handed take, as some reviewers say. The film is roughly 90 minutes long and 2/3's is devoted to the DNC convention with Obama butt licking.

Then we shift to the RNC convention and a bunch of liberals are interviewed saying they are going to learn what the Republicans believe in. They arrive and we are told the mood is somber and there is "nobody" there. Five minutes into what you think will be the right's say, we cut back to the libbie and some idiotic concert with Woody Guthrie music and the SEICU commies. Then Sting with some strange hair.

Where's the balance?

To be fair, Levinson's commentary is really good and on target. But those are few and far between. The vast majority of the movie is left- biased and presents the liberal point of view.

The Republicans are shown as sand buffoons, unlike the Democrats.

As i said, I really wanted to like this film more than I did. I wanted to smack Ellen Bursten. SHe's such a self centered jerk.

Too bad...this really could have been a great film. Given the slant, it's just OK

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