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An American Carol movie

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on October 1, 2008 by funofmovie

An American Carol movie

Also Known As:   An American Carol

Production Status:     In Production/Awaiting Release

Genres:     Comedy

Release Date:     October 3rd, 2008 (wide)

MPAA Rating:     PG-13 for rude and irreverent content, and for language and brief drug material.

Distributors:   Vivendi Entertainment

Production Co.: Mpower Pictures

Filming Locations:  Los Angeles, California, United States

Produced in: United States

Starring:       Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Trace Adkins, James Woods, Jon Voight

Directed by:     David Zucker

Produced by:     David Zucker, Steve McEveety, John Shepherd

Back in the ol’ underclassmen days at college I befriended a number of budding garage band music artists who were always happy to give me their home-burned CDs that were destined to take them to high places. They all sucked. Every song. I keep these little mementos as a reminder some people shouldn’t have dreams. Of the many terrible qualities of these songs is their piercing ability to stick to your psyche long after you’ve tried drinking the memories away.

One of the many songs still stuck in my head eight years after I heard it for the first and only team is a nice little number entitled “Sick of America” by some liberal student I knew. Much like the title, the song was an endless predictable rhyme about how other nations are more fun than America. I’ll even admit other nations have their charms and youth should be spent exploring the world and expanding horizons. It doesn’t mean the song doesn’t suck.

I mention all of this only because I’m reviewing the latest David Zucker film “An American Carol.” The movie targeted America haters and reinforced an idea that had been in my head for a long time; if you’re sick of America, leave.

It’s a rare treat for me to be invited to a movie premier, and the pre-screening party didn’t skimp any expense. A modern version of the Andrews Sisters calling themselves “The Liberty Belles” (Apparently they’re USO regulars) danced and sang onstage while the open bar attracted my interest. Three hours of partying and it was time to get to the movie theatre.

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