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HBO's Recount, no thread?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Herbert Anchovy, May 31, 2008.

  1. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Slick fare, as usual.

    Middle-age Laura Dern's a ringer for the epithelial Katherine Harris.
  2. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Dern, Leary and Spacey were great.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    excellent, excellent job. dern was sensational. 8) 8) 8)
  4. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    It was a better movie than I thought it would be.

    I thought Laura Dern was probably a little over the top. But the rest of the cast was very good.
  5. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    Gotta say I'm getting a little tired of HBO's left-leaning fare.

    I can't seem to find any info on their next showing of "Chappaquiddick Revisited."
  6. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    over the top???!!! she was playing katherine harris, for cryin' out loud!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
  7. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    I know, I know. But I thought it was a little too much.

    Like I said, the rest of the cast was very good.
  8. You know that the writing was left-leaning but all-in all I thought it was very well done and showed both sides in a fair light. A couple of comments.

    - Kevin Spacey's character telling Dennis Leary's character "You say fuck alot" was a great line.
    - Tom Wilkinson was great as James Baker. After his Benjamin Franklin in John Adams - he's becoming HBO's go-to actor.
    - Ed Begley Jr. also did a fine job as David Boies
    - I think it was hindsight that led them to take some shots at Al Gore and Joe Lieberman
  9. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Apparently the guy who was played by Leary thought he was a little too foul-mouthed as well, from one of the stories I read.

    The shot at Lieberman was pretty obvious.
  10. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    I thought it was pretty good.

    It may have been a little left-leaning, but Warren Christopher didn't like the way he was presented.
  11. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    I thought it was pretty darn entertaining, especially when you consider you know how everything turned out. I think followers of either party could find something to complain about, which means the movie was pretty fairly balanced.

    I can't wait until 2016 when HBO puts out a movie on the Obama-Clinton fun ... ;)
  12. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Just finished watching it like 10 minutes ago. Very compelling. I'll never forget coming home from work on election night, watching the news channels until like 6 a.m. (as Rather slowly lost his mind) and thinking, "I can't believe i'm going to bed not knowing who the next president is!" Turns out, I'd have had to stay up a looooong time.

    The scene with Spacey and Leary in the alley was greatness. And Wilkinson is one of the best actors working. Nobody could have done his roles in "In The Bedroom' or "Michael Clayton" better.
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