Vice

First and foremost I loved the way that the story was told.  In a way it was as if  The Wolf of Wall Street and JFK had a demon child – while the film was very political I really get a kick out of when a film like this breaks down the fourth wall to tell a story (I, Tonya is another great example).    The acting (imitations?) is good but it is really the makeup people that steal the show.  While the film is fairly light at first it really takes a dark turn later on as the film drives home its message.  Is this a film about the legacy of Chaney?  No, it’s a film about today as the same awful people will always be around.

Side note – there is an interlude halfway through the movie that made me laugh hard.

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Movie title: Vice

Movie description: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.

Date published: 2019-03-23

Director(s): Adam McKay

Actor(s): Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Jesse Plemons, Alex MacNicoll, Aidan Gail, Cailee Spaeny, Colyse Harger, Lily Rabe, Violet Hicks, Justin Kirk, Don McManus, LisaGay Hamilton, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Matthew Jacobs, Shea Whigham, Eddie Marsan, Stefania LaVie Owen, Adam Bartley, Kirk Bovill, Jillian Armenante, Bill Camp, Fay Masterson, Alfred Molina, Naomi Watts, Joseph Beck, Paul Perri, Brandon Sklenar, Vanessa Cloke, Brandon Firla, Abigail Marlowe, Jeff Bosley, Melody Hollis, Pilar Holland, Matt Miller, Robert L. Hughes, Mark Bramhall, Tiffany Smith, Brandon Bales, Sam Massaro, Paul Yoo, Kevin Flood

Genre: Drama, History, Comedy

My Review

First and foremost I loved the way that the story was told.  In a way it was as if  The Wolf of Wall Street and JFK had a demon child – while the film was very political I really get a kick out of when a film like this breaks down the fourth wall to tell a story (I, Tonya is another great example).    The acting (imitations?) is good but it is really the makeup people that steal the show.  While the film is fairly light at first it really takes a dark turn later on as the film drives home its message.  Is this a film about the legacy of Chaney?  No, it’s a film about today as the same awful people will always be around.

Side note – there is an interlude halfway through the movie that made me laugh hard.

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