Tuesday, March 06, 2012
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, (who was at The Undefeated screening I attended in Chicago last year). His overall takeaway is the one that seems to be forming up as the conventional wisdom about the film—that it will evoke sympathy for Sarah Palin even among her detractors.
She was thrust into a most unusual situation and everyone knows what it feels like to be in over your head. That’s the kind of fairness that will play well to everybody except the bottiest of the Palinbots who will not be able to entertain the notion that she ever was or ever could be in over her head. It seems like the fan club would love the phase where Palin stands up to her handlers. However, in my observation while researching the phenomenon for some fiction I’m working on, the hardcore supporters will discount the whole endeavor if every detail does not play out like a testimonial for canonization.
I’ll add to the list as I run across more reviews. Film and TV reviewers have seen the film, and we can expect more political writers to weigh in after the Washington premiere. Joe Scarborough and Chris Matthews have mentioned they’ve already seen it.
Julianne Moore, who plays Palin in Game Change, will be a guest on Morning Joe today.
It debuts Saturday at 9 p.m. Eastern on HBO.