04 October 2008

An American Carol

After movies like Lions for Lambs (lost $50 million!), Stop-Loss (lost $14.1 million), and Redacted (lost $4.2 million) failed here is a movie that doesn't dissapoint on every page (a phrase used frequently at the old Urban Mystic). Nothing can be said about the performance of An American Carol so far because this is still the first weekend, but all it has to do is break even to be a bigger success than all those anti-American films. Of course, all the people who can't get over their partisan positions will hate this movie without having ever seen it, but hey, they said Expelled failed when it made twice as much as it cost and was the fifth highest grossing documentary of all time (anything that gives a return on investment of 200% is a success). I usually don't watch comedy pictures, but this was genuinely funny, especially the zombie ACLU. This wasn't one of those offensive comedies; it was a just good, honest fun. You definitely should see An American Carol.

-Dee

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