Drama Movie Review: W.

This is a movie review of W.

Plot Summary (courtesy of IMDB):Drama Movie Review

Oliver Stone's biographical take on the life of George W. Bush, one of the most controversial, secretive, cynical, and ruthless president in USA history, chronicling from 1967 to his wild and carefree days in college, to his military service, to his governorship of Texas and oil businesses, leading to his 2000 candidacy for president, his first turbulent four years to his 2004 re-election campaign.

Run Time: 129 Minutes

Movie Review:

Oliver Stone's biopic of President George W. Bush while he was in office does a good job at attempting to humanize a leader who was so controversial and eventually hated in his time in office. Rather than making another movie which stabs at the failures constantly, this movie works towards showing that the person behind the failures is in fact a human being.

The casting in this movie was pretty spot on in most cases. Josh Brolin does a great job in his portrayal of W. as does Elizabeth Banks, who plays his wife Laura Bush. However, some of the portrayals were attrocious. Thandie Newton's portrayal of Condoleezza Rice was not only demeaning but looked like her research was done completely via Saturday Night Live skits.

While the movie tries to be as politically neutral as possible there are obvious political statements made throughout the movie. This movie is by no means a strict biography and therefore will not really hold sway over George W. Bushes time in office but I do feel like it is a great movie to watch to put things in perspective. It shows that no mater how great of a leader you get to become making poor choices and listening to the wrong people will always have its consequences.

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Overall Movie Review Rating: I rate this movie as a Good See - 3.5 stars

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