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Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush 

It's time for change in America--but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush. Here's your chance to discover the man behind the myth as HBO presents Will Ferrell... See full summary »

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It's time for change in America--but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush. Here's your chance to discover the man behind the myth as HBO presents Will Ferrell in a performance of his heralded one-man Broadway show. Written by Anonymous

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Ask not what your country can do for you but what have I done to your country?


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During the 'nickname' section of the show, the woman who is a Shakespeare scholar is seated next to Ed Norton and the woman who's a tennis coach is seated next to Adam Levine of Maroon 5. Also, at the beginning of the show, you can see Kevin Kline in the audience. See more »

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George W. Bush: That was weird. When the pilots of Marine One said they were going to drop me off in New York City, I thought they were joking. I said, "Sure. Y'know, while you're at it, why don't you drop me off in the faggy Theater District?" And guess what, they did! So the joke's on me. But let me be clear about something - I'm just kidding, okay? I don't think theater's faggy. Except for "Cats." and "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." Yeah, that one's queer and Yiddishy. You know, if ...
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My Elusive Dreams
Composed by Curly Putman (as Claude Putman Jr.) and Billy Sherrill
Performed by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (as Lee Hazelwood)
Courtesy of Boots Enterprises, Inc.
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(Unexpectedly?) Brilliant Writing
29 December 2015 | by (South Florida) – See all my reviews

Even though I've watched this more than 6 years after it came out, the solid writing and the well-timed comedic touches still felt as fresh. I assumed Mr. Ferrell had a team of writers contribute to the show while viewing it, but it turns out he has adopted the character so closely that the writing was all his. And he runs through it without a hitch in a well-choreographed, well-directed, and extremely well-acted play.

You're likely to enjoy it even when you don't usually like his movies. This is not a self-celebratory liberal bashing of George W. Bush at all. You may even sympathize with the guy for being put in a place that turned out to be more demanding than he possibly expected. Definitely worth checking it out...


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