'An American Carol'

'An American Carol'

There are 52 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 3, 2008, titled 'An American Carol'. In it, Newsday reports that:

Is there any filmmaker alive, whether Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal, capable of producing a truly incisive, intelligent satire about our politically polarized times? Not Ben Stein , who ...

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Truth

West Nyack, NY

#1 Oct 3, 2008
I would not expect nothing less then a bad review from a liberal hack paper and a reviewer who is a minority. Both have an agenda and that's is a sad, pathetic and lame point of agenda at that.

Since: Jul 07

Patchogue, NY

#2 Oct 3, 2008
"Truth," did it ever occur to you that objectively An American Carol really stinks?

I guess it's a lot easier to dismiss what other people have to say by claiming they have an agenda. Or then again, maybe you are just doing a parody of what a knuckle dragging right winger would say?
Frederick Ungman

AOL

#3 Oct 3, 2008
Tommykey wrote:
"Truth," did it ever occur to you that objectively An American Carol really stinks?
I guess it's a lot easier to dismiss what other people have to say by claiming they have an agenda. Or then again, maybe you are just doing a parody of what a knuckle dragging right winger would say?
And I'm dismissing this asinine post because you're a clueless left wing slob.
Hey whaddya know...you
were right....that WAS easy.
There's a difference between claiming they have an agenda and KNOWING they have an one. You're a schmuck tom.
Butch

Manhasset, NY

#4 Oct 3, 2008
Tommykey wrote:
"Truth," did it ever occur to you that objectively An American Carol really stinks?
I guess it's a lot easier to dismiss what other people have to say by claiming they have an agenda. Or then again, maybe you are just doing a parody of what a knuckle dragging right winger would say?
Since when did a liberal ever care about objectively? Liberals openly bash conservatives and traditional American values in the news media, in films, and music and especially by "intellectuals" on college campuses. Go watch socialist television, excuse me, MSNBC to see what I mean.

Here is a great example. Columbia University sponsors a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and he is applauded.

Jim Gilchrist founder of the Minuteman Project was invited to speak at Columbia, and a bunch of radical Chicano Marxists threatened him off the stage.

A terrorist is cheered. A patriot is threatened.

The writer of this post was making a point. The film "An American Carol" was as well. But you seem to have an issue with that. What is the problem? A conservative viewpoint is not allowed to exist?

And that is a MAJOR block to intelligent discourse in this country. The radical left, aided by the socialist media screams the loudest. It is hard to ignore this noise. One filmmaker makes a parody of this leftist garbage, and a dunce like you decries its lack of objectivity. ITS A PARODY. IT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE OBJECTIVE YOU PINHEAD.

The leftists of this country are mean, nasty, vindictive, and basically out-of-touch with anything resembling rational thought or reason. Your post is another example of that.

“Politically Incorrect ”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#5 Oct 3, 2008
Have you even SEEN the movie yet? Or are you just spouting off a typical liberal rant?
Tommykey wrote:
"Truth," did it ever occur to you that objectively An American Carol really stinks?
I guess it's a lot easier to dismiss what other people have to say by claiming they have an agenda. Or then again, maybe you are just doing a parody of what a knuckle dragging right winger would say?

“I own a mansion & a yacht”

Since: Jul 08

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Oct 3, 2008
Truth wrote:
I would not expect nothing less then a bad review from a liberal hack paper and a reviewer who is a minority. Both have an agenda and that's is a sad, pathetic and lame point of agenda at that.
agreed. what do you expect from Jrkoffday?

they will get down on their knees and felate michael moore (sorry for the graphic descirption) but if it's a conservative movie don't expect objectivity from jrkoffday.

Since: Jul 07

Patchogue, NY

#7 Oct 3, 2008
You guys are typical of the authoritarian mindset of right wing conservatism. I asked the first commenter here to consider the possibility that the movie stinks, that it being a conservative movie does not automatically make it good or funny, and you get all hysterical over it.

The most clueless of all is Butch, who claims I am complaining that An American Carol is not objective. Epic fail dude! Again, I asked the first commenter to consider the possibility that objectively, the movie stinks, not that the movie lacks objectivity. Where did I say in the mere three sentences I wrote that the "conservative viewpoint is not allowed to exist"?

Because "An American Carol" tries to be a comedy for conservatives, you reflexively assume it must be funny and that therefore any criticism of it must be ideologically motivated.

For purposes of disclosure, I have not seen the movie, though I have seen the trailer several times. I am also not particularly a fan of Michael Moore either, and it amuses me to see you all assume that I am some far left figure.

What I see from the trailer is a movie that features a Michael Moore look alike who advocates something the real Michael Moore would never do, trying to abolish the 4th of July, and that we are supposed to find it funny seeing him being repeatedly slapped by various people, including Loofah Boy Bill O'Reilly. I mean hey, if that works for you, then plunk down the 10 bucks for it.

And as for traditional American values, I am a happily married man, and father of two who owns his own home, pays his taxes and makes positive contributions to the community. Yeah, I'm really out of touch.
cracker

Braintree, MA

#8 Oct 3, 2008
Jugdish wrote:
<quoted text>
agreed. what do you expect from Jrkoffday?
they will get down on their knees and felate michael moore (sorry for the graphic descirption) but if it's a conservative movie don't expect objectivity from jrkoffday.
We can always hope the obese illegitemate has a fatal heart attack during th aforementioned fellatio.
cracker

Braintree, MA

#9 Oct 3, 2008
Jugdish wrote:
<quoted text>
agreed. what do you expect from Jrkoffday?
they will get down on their knees and felate michael moore (sorry for the graphic descirption) but if it's a conservative movie don't expect objectivity from jrkoffday.
We can always hope the obese illegitemate has a fatal heart attack during the aforementioned fellatio.
Deborah Harry

Phoenix, AZ

#10 Oct 3, 2008
or the first time...in my adult life, I'm proud to be a Hollywood movie goer...hehF
Deborah Harry

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Oct 3, 2008
For the first time...in my adult life, I'm proud to be a Hollywood movie goer...heh
Ruprecht

Dallas, TX

#12 Oct 3, 2008
I attended a matinee showing here in Texas today, and the audience thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, one guy seated behind me was one of those guys who belly-laughs, so he got quite a workout. The movie is surprisingly funny on a number of levels, and the audience seemed to be quite entertained. From what happens to the ACLU (protrayed as zombie attorneys) to muslim terrorists (portrayed as muslim terrorists.) The modern-day plantation scene (which assumes Lincoln had never fought the Civil War), is probably the funniest vignette and brought the most laughter from the audience with wonderful cameos by Gary Coleman and David Alan Grier. The Leni Reifenstahl (Hitler's Nazi filmmaker) awards segment was also quite humorous, as well as the Neville Chamberlain bit where he shines Hitler's shoes. The movie also deservedly shows the huge bias of the liberal media and academic liberals brainwashing today's college students. Usually movies have the liberal establishment bashing the conservatives, but this one film is unique enough and true enough to give liberals plenty of thrombosed hemorrhoids. Farley does a nice job as Michael Malone, as does Kelsey Grammer as Patton, and Jon Voight as George Washington.

“Obama = Corruption”

Since: Dec 06

Keyport N.J

#13 Oct 3, 2008
Great Movie! First time in a long while that I heard an entire theater applaud, laugh and really enjoy a comedy together. Thank you David Zucker and Kevin Farley for making this movie. By the reaction of the packed theater this one is a hit.
statement

Gainesville, FL

#14 Oct 4, 2008
Tommykey wrote:
You guys are typical of the authoritarian mindset of right wing conservatism. I asked the first commenter here to consider the possibility that the movie stinks, that it being a conservative movie does not automatically make it good or funny, and you get all hysterical over it.
The most clueless of all is Butch, who claims I am complaining that An American Carol is not objective. Epic fail dude! Again, I asked the first commenter to consider the possibility that objectively, the movie stinks, not that the movie lacks objectivity. Where did I say in the mere three sentences I wrote that the "conservative viewpoint is not allowed to exist"?
Because "An American Carol" tries to be a comedy for conservatives, you reflexively assume it must be funny and that therefore any criticism of it must be ideologically motivated.
For purposes of disclosure, I have not seen the movie, though I have seen the trailer several times. I am also not particularly a fan of Michael Moore either, and it amuses me to see you all assume that I am some far left figure.
What I see from the trailer is a movie that features a Michael Moore look alike who advocates something the real Michael Moore would never do, trying to abolish the 4th of July, and that we are supposed to find it funny seeing him being repeatedly slapped by various people, including Loofah Boy Bill O'Reilly. I mean hey, if that works for you, then plunk down the 10 bucks for it.
And as for traditional American values, I am a happily married man, and father of two who owns his own home, pays his taxes and makes positive contributions to the community. Yeah, I'm really out of touch.
How does it feel to be in your own little world??
statement

Gainesville, FL

#15 Oct 4, 2008
Tommykey wrote:
You guys are typical of the authoritarian mindset of right wing conservatism. I asked the first commenter here to consider the possibility that the movie stinks, that it being a conservative movie does not automatically make it good or funny, and you get all hysterical over it.
The most clueless of all is Butch, who claims I am complaining that An American Carol is not objective. Epic fail dude! Again, I asked the first commenter to consider the possibility that objectively, the movie stinks, not that the movie lacks objectivity. Where did I say in the mere three sentences I wrote that the "conservative viewpoint is not allowed to exist"?
Because "An American Carol" tries to be a comedy for conservatives, you reflexively assume it must be funny and that therefore any criticism of it must be ideologically motivated.
For purposes of disclosure, I have not seen the movie, though I have seen the trailer several times. I am also not particularly a fan of Michael Moore either, and it amuses me to see you all assume that I am some far left figure.
What I see from the trailer is a movie that features a Michael Moore look alike who advocates something the real Michael Moore would never do, trying to abolish the 4th of July, and that we are supposed to find it funny seeing him being repeatedly slapped by various people, including Loofah Boy Bill O'Reilly. I mean hey, if that works for you, then plunk down the 10 bucks for it.
And as for traditional American values, I am a happily married man, and father of two who owns his own home, pays his taxes and makes positive contributions to the community. Yeah, I'm really out of touch.
I agree wholeheartedly with your LAST sentence!! Nice going!!
obama

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Oct 4, 2008
when i am prez.garbage like this will not be allowed in theaters.I will call my hollywood friends to get these people black balled.
bravetruth

United States

#17 Oct 4, 2008
Defectors like Zucker, Praeger, Stossel, Goldberg, Levin, and Stein are probably less than 10% of the tiny (2%) ethnic group that has dictated policy and entertainment to us for decades. There's lots of money to be made making conservatives (the majority)laugh, but making them liberal is more important.
PhoenicianRomans

New Zealand

#18 Oct 4, 2008
Tommy: ""Truth," did it ever occur to you that objectively An American Carol really stinks?"
Tommy, the problem is that movies are difficult to rate "objectively" - they are marketed at different target audiences.
The "Saw" and "Hostel" movies may be violent and pornographically sadistic - they are marketed at creepy perverts who confuse sex with sadism.
"Sex and the City" may be tedious and trivial - it is marketed at women obsessed with clothes and female-female relationships.
"An American Carol" may be completely out of touch with reality, and its jokes unfunny to anyone with an IQ over 80 - it is marketed to conservatives.
Really, you don't have any reason to criticise Ben Stein. He sees a market segment, he panders to it, he gets their money. You have a problem with capitalism?
Dana

Apple Valley, CA

#19 Oct 4, 2008
As I was reading this article, I noticed the words "convinced of their own correctness, so full of hatred for anyone with other views" and I thought, "Wow, this statement perfectly describes the tone of person who wrote this article." Your hypocricy is so obvious, but apparently you are the only one who can't see it.
Hispanic American opinion

United States

#20 Oct 4, 2008
This movie was hilarious! I could not stop laughing at the Rosie O'Donnell rant about "Radical Christians." I LOVED the movie and the opportunity to joke about the Movealong.org extreme Left mentality. JFK, Patton, and Washington would most certainly have slapped the heck out of Moore. I am Mexican-American living on the border surrounded by Democratic liberal sheep incapable of independent or critical thinking. I am a proud second-generation American who is determined to conserve the traditions of this wonderful freedom-loving country. The actors did a fantastic job, very, very funny! God Bless America

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