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About the Movie
With John McCain trailing in the polls during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, strategist Steve Schmidt knew he needed a 'game changer' to turn the tide. With Sarah Palin, he thought he had found that person. From director Jay Roach and writer Danny Strong--the team behind HBO Films' 'Recount'--comes this searing, behind-the-scenes look at McCain's ill-fated campaign. Told primarily through Schmidt's eyes, the film pulls back the curtain on the McCain team and their clash over politics and principles as Schmidt championed Palin as McCain's running mate only to later regret it as pressures on the Alaska Governor brought the campaign perilously close to irrelevance. Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris star. Directed by Jay Roach; written by Danny Strong, based on the book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 37
- Fresh: 24
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This is a sharp-edged but not unsympathetic portrait of a flawed heroine.
Rotten: It all feels like piling on - the campaign movie as blooper reel.
Fresh: Pleasure, you may get out of Game Change. Truth will be in the eye of the beholder.
Fresh: Beyond the campaign, the movie yields sobering observations about the legitimacy of cable news, modern political extremism and the shrillest voices influencing the Republican Party.
this movie was so much fun to watch, and Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin….totally flawless. It def made me more sympathetic towards the whole Palin camp. While I might not agree with all of her politics, i do agree with her decision to want to stand out and be herself, and Julianne Moore captures that want so well. Def. recommend to everyone regardless of political creed and nature.
Oh what fun
as Palin wonders "gosh how did they film that. I don't remember doing a film." Oooh i'm feeling all mavericky!@#?
Excellent depiction of how John McCain handed an election to his opponent by gambling on Sarah Palin. Great casting and acting involving one of the biggest blunders in American politics.