Oct 21, 2008

“Bah, humbug!” — A patriotic parody

by Anthony Barone

The patriotic satire, “An American Carol” by David Zucker debuted in theatres nationwide Oct. 3 and is currently No. nine in the box office.

The film, a parody of the classic play “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, was very unique in its support of conservative values.
Conservatives will find amusing the constant mocking of the left wing fundamentalists, their insufferable personalities and extremely liberal organizations.

Michael Malone (Kevin Farley), an arrogant, clueless documentary producer, decided to make it his patriotic duty to end the celebration of the Fourth of July.

With the assistance of wacky Afghani suicide-bombers, an insane Rosie O’Connell, a hippie musical number by professors of Columbia University and the Zombie American Civil Liberties Union, Zucker seems to make very clear what his views are.

Even within the comedy, Zucker still gives tribute to our American soldiers, the Ten Commandments, real conservative judges, country music and so much more.

The right side of this, Bush-bashed, media-sickened heart seemed to heal and move to the beat of a movie where people who believe in this country actually seem sane, and the left wing whack-jobs that say they represent this country finally get properly represented.
The Internet Mobie Database (www.imdb.com) commented, “WARNING! This movie may be offensive to …the ACLU, liberals, conservatives, neo-cons, ex-cons, future cons, republicans, democrats, libertarian, people of color, people of no color, English speakers, English-as-a-second-language speakers, non-speakers, men, women, more women and Ivy League professors. Native Americans should be okay.”

During an evening before his rally to end July 4, Malone is visited by his hero, President John F. Kennedy.

After a good lashing and a reality check by JFK, three spirits visit Malone in the days to come: Gen. George Patton (Kelsey Grammer), President George Washington (Jon Voight) and country musician Trace Adkins (as himself).

Patton, with some comical aid from Adolph Hitler, shows how extreme liberal views have infiltrated American society and brainwashed the new generation of Americans.

Washington helps remind Malone of things that never should be forgotten and Adkins of things to come.

Malone is continuously tormented by these ghosts and Bill O’Reilly till he understands what true patriotism is.

The flick was not pre-released to critics for fear of poor reviews, according to the Chicago Tribune.

In general, the liberal media gave this movie horrible reviews. It received a 23 percent rating by metacritic.com, and Rotten Tomatoes claimed it was “simply not very funny,” giving it a 13 percent overall rating.

“An American Carol” does contains some inappropriate language and is rated PG-13.


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