Film In Case You Didn’t See This Over the Weekend
posted by August 18 at 12:48 PMon
The trailer for An American Carol has been all over the Internet, but I don’t believe that it’s officially made Slog yet, so I thought I’d give you all something to help settle your lunch-heavy stomachs. It’s a conservative-leaning spoof movie about a Michael Moore-type left-wing documentarian named Michael Malone (Chris Farley’s little brother) who is visited by three right-wing spirits (including Kelsey Grammer as General Patton). Apparently, the movie is about how war can be useful and America is THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD MOTHERFUCKERS.
This is the money shot “joke” that’s already being discussed (and is not in the trailer) from The Weekly Standard:
Zucker is plainly not worried about offending anyone. David Alan Grier plays a slave in a scene designed to show Malone what might have happened if the United States had not fought the Civil War. As Patton explains to a dumbfounded Malone that the plantation they are visiting is his own, Grier thanks the documentarian for being such a humane owner. As they leave, another slave, played by Gary Coleman, finishes polishing a car and yells “Hey, Barack!” before tossing the sponge to someone off-camera.
The movie will be out in October.