Josh Brolin stars as George W. Bush in this Oliver Stone biopic that traces the head of state's rise to power from a privileged alcoholic to a born-again Christian whose belief in religious destiny helped move him to the top ranks of political power. Co-written by Stanley G. Weiser, Bush is produced by fellow Stone collaborators Moritz Borman and Jon Kilik, with Elizabeth Banks co-starring as the first lady, James Cromwell as the elder President Bush, Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush and Richard Dreyfuss as Vice President Dick Cheney. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
So well acted that I had to turn the movie off 1/2 way through.
Brolin captures "W"'s mannerisms and tone that is amazing, but reminds the viewer why we are so grateful that Bush is no longer the president.
If you liked him in office, you will be offended at how stupid he seems in this movie.
If you didn't like him, you will be vindicated in thinking he had no business being Commander-in-Chief.
Either way you probably won't want to watch the whole movie.
I enjoyed this movie but I wouldn't recommend it for someone who can't laugh at their self or for someone who is a hardcore W fan. I'm not saying it's bashing him, just not something I wouldn't recommend for them.
The problem with this movie is that they used too much loaded dialogue that can't be confirmed or even hearsay. The acting was fine, Elizabeth Banks needed to be uglyfied if we're supposed to belief she's Laura Bush. But at least you leave this movie with more respect for Bush Sr. and Colin Powell.
It was interesting how George W went from being a "drunk," to being president! Especially after vowing he would never go into politics. Josh did an excellent JOB on portraying George W. Good Political movie!!
It was an entertaining movie. Donât know if all the details are accurate about Wâs life, the major life points are, but the overall feel for Wâs personality, intelligence, or lack thereof might somewhat exaggerated. But who knows, I certainly do not. The movie is entertaining, but I already said that :)
A disturbing glimpse into the potential life of "W."
If you have a Conservative, or Liberal, Political Viewpoint -- this film will stir up emotions over what Bush has done to the US.
I have been personally impacted in so much that, I do not even want to TALK to a Republican (until I calm down). I might become very nasty. I could see myself going off on a stranger because of some stupid right wing comment made in public.
Man do the actors really need work that bad? However I know not many people like Bush and he sure wasent my favorite eaither, however every President has had a past and made mistakes ,and you wait and see the dirt will arise on the New one as well and its only a matter of time til someone will get all tore up about him and make a movie about it. I already dont trust him, but Im not writting a screen play about it!
I was told this was a fair and unbaised attempt to tell Bush's story... didn't really believe that, and it is absolutely not true. That aside, the movie was boring, and horribly acted. Couldn't bring myself to finish it. I wanted to see this portrayal to learn some facts about his presidency, but honestly couldn't sit through such a poorly produced movie - Stone's worst!
I thought I would enjoy this movie because I really hate George Bush and think he was an idiot. I thought I would enjoy a slanted telling of his life that points out the large amount of stupid things he did. But, this movie felt really forced and manufactured. If you like Bush you'll hate this movie. If you hate Bush you still won't like this movie. It's just not very good. They didn't even cover the contested election of 2000. How can you just skip over that?