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Ron and Laura Take Back America (2014)

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A quick-tempered man and his befuddled wife decide to take their country back from Obamacare and liberal Hollywood values -- only to find out they lost their health insurance, the housekeeper's illegal, and their son is gay.
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Credited cast:
Mel England ... Ron
Janice Markham ... Laura
Irene Bedard ... Mrs. Alma
Jim J. Bullock ... Bob Zackie
Christiaan van Bremen Christiaan van Bremen ... Brian
Judi Evans ... Diana
Sally Kirkland ... Sally
Barack Obama ... Himself (as President Barack Obama)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alonzo John Alonzo ... Support Group Member / Photographer
Jill Andre ... Marge
Shayn Baron Shayn Baron ... Tatiana
Bryan Bockbrader ... Aaron
Janet Borrus ... Kaye
Garrison Burrell Garrison Burrell ... Cathy
Michael Cannone Michael Cannone ... Traci Olsen Supporter
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Mel England ("Little Big Top"), Janice Markham ("Mostly Kosher"), Irene Bedard ("Pocahontas"), Jim J. Bullock ("Hollywood Squares") & Sally Kirkland ("Ed TV") star in this award-winning mockumentary satire about American politics, religion, Hollywood, health food nuts... and reality shows! Ron and Laura Grawsill are taking America back! But, when they decide to film their protests against Obamacare and Gay Marriage, the "culture wars" land right in their own backyard. Their son is Gay! The housekeeper's illegal! Muslim Americans! African Americans! In the final showdown, Ron and Laura lose their health insurance, and take the battle to their favorite reality star, America's Top Celebrity Designer, Bob Zackie! Written by Janice Markham and Mel England

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a mockumentary satire about American politics, religion, Hollywood, health food nuts... and reality shows!

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1 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$225,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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The scene of Brian and Gary's house was shot in the former Hollywood apartment of Marilyn Monroe. See more »

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A political statement that entertains BOTH sides!
1 June 2016 | by neal-10648See all my reviews

This "mockumentary" addresses so many issues facing America, especially during this election season. The core topic may be old ("Obamacare"), but the underlying events and outcomes are very much current.

What I especially liked about this movie, is the fact that even though it's a politically motivated story, EVERYONE in the theater loved Ron & Laura! Depending on which side of the political spectrum they were on, the laughs would come at different times, BUT there was continuous laughter, nonetheless!

In a nutshell; Ron & Laura are an ultra-conservative couple who decide to produce their own reality show, subsequently coming to terms(?) with: homosexuality, xenophobia, illness and health-care (theirs & others), and gun control.

"Ron & Laura" tackles these issues with a deft comedic touch, and makes the viewer (more) aware and thoughtful of said issues.

I could easily see this/these characters in a TV series, which I'd watch!


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