i laughed, i cringed, i smirked, i got mad, really mad, i felt, i almost cried, definitely choked, this was a good film. and so much of it i hated, because it was true. and you all know what i mean.i am conservative in Hollywood, my friends treat me exactly like this movie. i do feel alone, a lot.was it entertaining? well, in very few movies do i laugh out loud, and this is one of them. it was so much fun to laugh, yet as the movie went on the burden of truths took their toll on me. thank goodness for the zombie reprieve in the 3rd act, that helped! it will actually take me a few days to <more>
recover from the emotions i have, but knowing Zucker and others are out there, in Hollywood, and for them and the companies involved, the actors, and crew, to make this film, is a great thing indeed.on so many levels, this film did a lot, acting, jokes, sets, story, message, lines, i actually think this should be an option in university & high school viewing! you know, students can choose Inconvenient Truth, any Michael Moore film, or American Carol. After all, we believe in choice.A great film.
God Bless America! Political truth finally to the public (by teenysue22)
This movie was so refreshing- it said all of the things that people who are true patriots believe and conservative radio and newspapers are saying but the big media groups are not producing. America is a great nation, we need to fight terrorists, war is sometimes necessary to fight evil, the principles that our founding fathers fought for and built this nation upon are being attacked and we need to stand up, speak out and defend them. An American Carol was funny, sobering, deeply moving, thought-provoking, and truth proclaiming. It made me proud to be an American, and I hope many many people <more>
will support this movie so similarly messaged films will follow.
I thought this was a very funny movie! Everybody did an awesome job. Kevin really reminds me of his brother, Chris. The film makes fun of Michael Moore and A Christmas Carol. The legendary Leslie Nielsen tells these kids a story at a 4th of July BBQ about how Michael Malone wanted to abolish 4th of July. Throughout the film, Michael is visited by the 3 ghosts of George Washington, General Patton, and John F. Kennedy. They try to get Michael to change his mind and love America again. Some terrorists want Michael to help them make a movie to show how evil America is, but towards the end, <more>
Michael begins to show the love! If you love spoofs, and America, but hate terrorists and Michael Moore, you'll love AN American CAROL!!!
The only real issue I have with the film is that Zucker didn't go far enough with some of the humor. But other than that, it was a great film.I'm hoping that this film will get more play and make money this weekend, only so that more conservative, pro-America entertainment will be made in Hollywood.We all know the plot -- a Michael Moore-type director wants to abolish the 4th of July, and three spirits show him the error of his ways. But the movie has the laughs needed to sustain the less than 90 minute length.One of the more touching moments in the film is that of the Ghost of George <more>
Washington Jon Voight , where he brings the Moore clone Kevin Farley to Ground Zero after it's been bombed by the terrorists. It's enough to get anyone teary-eyed, and if you know the history behind Zucker's conversion to conservatism, you know that it took place shortly after 9/11.Overall, a good movie, and highly recommended.
An excellent and funny film with a message (by daneldorado)
My wife and I wasted no time to see "An American Carol" 2008 . We were first in line at the first matinée on opening day. We hoped there would be enough humor in it to make us laugh. And I laughed harder than I have at any film in years! It's a take-off on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." This time, instead of greedy Ebenezer Scrooge bah-humbugging Christmas and eventually seeing the error of his ways... this time it's a famous if rotund anti-American film maker. Looks sort of like Michael Moore. His name is Michael Malone, played by Kevin Farley, brother of <more>
the late comic Chris Farley... and he is "dead on" as the America-hating film maker.His conversion begins when the spirit of General George C. Patton Kelsey Grammar visits him in a dream. Malone is currently leading a gang of protesters who are hoisting signs such as: "War never solved anything"... but Patton reminds him that World War II ended the Holocaust.Later, Patton plays his ace in the hole. "How do you feel about slavery?" Malone, of course, hates it. So Patton transports him back to Civil War days, where Malone meets a plantation full of debased and humble blacks, picking cotton... among them David Alan Grier and Gary Coleman, all pleading with their white "Massas" to not whip them any more."Well?" Patton says. "Abraham Lincoln led this country in a great Civil War, to eliminate the scourge of slavery. You still think war never solved anything?" Not certain of anything anymore, Malone just says, "We should all give peace a chance." So, next stop is Nazi Germany, where we see Neville Chamberlain Oliver Muirhead conferring with Hitler and Mussolini. The funniest scene in the movie -- for me -- is where we see Chamberlain polishing Adolf Hitler's boots. It's a perfect metaphor for Chamberlain's appeasement policies that handed half of Europe over to the German dictator.There are dozens of great scenes, and genuine laughs in almost all of them. But the funniest involve a trio of totally inept Muslim terrorists, led by Aziz the excellent Robert Davi . They aim to blow up everything in their way, but end up only blowing up each other. Interestingly, Aziz was also the name of the head terrorist in the Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy-thriller "True Lies" 1994 .To top it off, there's a line stolen from "Casablanca" 1942 , that most beloved of all anti-Nazi films. At the end, when Malone is finally convinced that America is on the right path, he and Patton shake hands, and the general says: "Now I know our side will win." Good, pro-American comedy that will make you think. It's rated PG-13 for a few curse words, and of course those exploding terrorists.Dan Navarro [email protected]
For not having any publicity still quite remarkable (by jbushy14)
A very remarkable movie that I am very pleased was made. There are so very few conservative films that are made it's refreshing to see something that doesn't paint the United States as the bad guy.I have read some very bad reviews about this movie because it treats people wrong. One scene from the movie shows Rosie O'Connell/Rosie O'Donnell on Bill O'Reily's show. Her new documentary is about Radical Christianity. In it we see people having to go through immense security to board an airplane because of the Radical Christian bombers. This is a satire about all the <more>
people in America who say it is wrong to blame those of Islamic Religion for terrorist attacks. Not all Muslims are terrorists but those who are terrorists are Islamic. That is the fact.This movie brought to light how America now is not the America we used to be. This country was not founded on fear or caution. Those who fought in the Revolutionary War and those in the Continental Congress were fighting against the world superpower. And we won. We shouldn't be painting our country as an evil nation. As Michael Moore's films say Overall this film is a must see. It is funny and truly shows us how we look when we do such unpatriotic things. For those who say the Ground Zero scene was inappropriate just remember who made a documentary about what they think really happened on 9/11. GOD BLESS America!!
My friend and I LOVED this movie disclaimer: we are both conservatives . A David Zucker/Airplane like comedy...wrapped up with good old-fashioned patriotism. The late Chris Farley's kid brother was better than expected, the pacing was fast, and there were MANY laugh out loud yucks.One of my favorite parts involved the ACLU...but I won't ruin it for you. There was spontaneous applause during parts of the movie and at the end.One slight correction: when the Michael Moore character visits St Paul's Chapel in NYC and is met by General Washington, he stands next to the pew that the <more>
Washingtons used during the 15 months President Washington was in NYC. The pew is shown towards the middle of the church, but in actuality is against the north wall.With that nit picked, let me say God Bless America, David Zucker, Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammar, Dennis Hopper and the rest of the people that worked on this funny yet important movie.
Kudos to the brave souls who made this film (by jamesdeansixx)
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Though Mr. Zucker's brand of crude humor is typically not my cup of tea, the pleasure I took from watching so many of Hollywood's "sacred cows" being torpedoed on screen made me giddy as a schoolgirl.The performances were well done, especially Kelsey Grammar as General Patton. Everyone involved in this project should be commended for having the stones to make a film so contrary to the prevailing culture in Hollywood.This picture said so many things that needed to be said, yet did it through laughter, instead of venom-spewing. Well <more>
Okay, before anyone levels accusations, I have seen the movie and I'm writing this on behalf of myself, not some organization on either side of the political spectrum. Now, that said, here's my opinion...Is this the funniest movie ever made? No, it's not. Is it your civic duty to see or avoid this movie at all costs? No, it isn't.I will say, though, that I thought the movie was very funny. In some parts like the "documentary" about "radical Christian terrorists" , it's both funny and sharply satirical. And, in other parts like Malone getting <more>
constantly knocked around , it's more garden variety slapstick comedy. Either way, I laughed and so did the other people in the audience. And, as noted, there are a couple of scenes that actually try, and do, provoke some thought, mainly the scene at St. Paul's. Finally, when you get right down to it, Malone the pseudo Michael Moore doesn't come across as all that awful a guy, even if he is a self-absorbed jerk.I know that this movie has inspired a considerable amount of controversy and has resulted in heated exchanges. All I'll say, though, is that I thought it was OK and I enjoyed it. And if it does inspire some kind of dialogue about conservatism or the lack thereof in Hollywood, so be it.I will admit, though, it was nice to see a movie that at least tries to show the U.S.A. in a favorable light. That's become somewhat rare.