Monday, August 14, 2006

Political humor

Barry Levinson's 1997 black comedy "Wag the Dog" (Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman) was far-fetched to some, but all-too-believable to others. Now Levinson is back with another film likely to get those same disparate reactions.

Robin Williams stars in "Man of the Year", the story of a Jon Stewart-type TV host whose campaign for president is not just outrageous, but outrageously successful. Opens mid-October, just in time to prepare us for the November elections. The trailer has more laughs than most full-length comedies. (Thanks to Boing Boing for turning me on to this one.)

1 comment:

  1. Speaking of "Wag The Dog", Willie Nelson played himself singing a "theme song" for the imagined war. A few days after 9/11, there he was again, on my TV singing "God Bless America" for a victim's fundraiser.