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An American Carol
An American Carol
Actors: Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Serdar Kalsin, Geoffrey Arend, Jon Voight
Director: David Zucker
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     2008     1hr 23min

From David Zucker, the director of The Naked Gun and Airplane! comes a bare-knuckle comedy where no one is safe from the onslaught of lunacy. When obnoxious Hollywood director Michael Malone organizes a Ban the 4th of July...  more »

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Actors: Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Serdar Kalsin, Geoffrey Arend, Jon Voight
Director: David Zucker
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker
Studio: Vivendi Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 12/30/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 22
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Kenny H. (tneagle)
Reviewed on 1/19/2015...
Slow start for this movie in the genre of the wacky comedies like Airplane.
I liked this movie because it was friendly to conservatives. It had a good patriotic message. The movie was similar to the storytelling of the Christmas Carol, but the holiday is the 4th of July.
John L. (layne1138) from LANCASTER, OH
Reviewed on 9/18/2011...
Entertaining. I had wanted to see this when it came out, and then forgot about it. It is an amusing movie with a conservative viewpoint. A nice response to many of the liberal and anti-war movies out there. So if conservatism offends you, I suggest you stay away.
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Bobby D. (TheVertMan) from HAZARD, KY
Reviewed on 6/14/2010...
A movie with a great premise didn't live up to the hype and became a disaster at the box office. The reasons for it's failure is not the stars, Kelsey Grammar and Leslie Nielsen are two grade A pros, it's the story and it's one sided view. While it's true the intent of the film was to poke fun at the liberals and their supposed hatred of America (though these days it's Republicans earning they're unamerican wings by attacking the President in a time of war...ain't it funny how the tables turned?), it became to one sided by not poking fun at the conservatives at least one or twice. The movie also lost steam considerably towards the end as you quickly figure out that the fun is totally one-sided and the jokes begin to wear thin.

Overall though it was good for a single viewing and contains some hilarious scenes that have to be seen to be believed. It does indeed poke fun at sacred cows of the left and for that I'd recommend it for someone who has even a mild interest in it.

p.s The closing song by Trace Adkins is simply the worst song I have ever heard. His rather pedestrian warbling doesn't help the song either. I think it loses a full star in rating just for making me listen to that crud in the movie's climax.
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Becky W. (kd2008) from SEATTLE, WA
Reviewed on 12/2/2009...
Funny and informative. Great for fans of Leslie Neilson.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Great Way to spend my night duty
D. Caillouet | Killeen, TX USA | 12/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bought this dvd in our base PX on Xmas. I had watched this while doing night shift in the commo cell, and I couldn't stop cracking up. The homage to George Romero with Dennis Hopper (who played in Romero's "Land of the Dead") and General Patton fighting ACLU zombies was priceless. The performances of Robert Davi, Serdar Kalsin, and Geoffrey Arend as the terrorists, Aziz, Ahmed, and Mohammed were wonderfully rememnisant of the old World War II-era Three Stooges classics like "They Stooge To Conga" where the Stooges lampooned the Nazis just as Davi, Kalsin, and Arend lampoons the IslamoNazis. The University scene was all too true, especially with my experience in college dealing with faculty who were still stuck in the '60's. And finally, Trace Atkins' "Angel of Death" and the scene of Hollywood after the IslamoNazis take over was great. Aside from the comedy value, the scenes of alternate history that would have resulted if the advice of Micheal Moore and the liberals was followed, such as in the Civil war or World War II, can make one think.

Notable mentions is Kevin Farley's protrayal as Micheal Moore (Malone) as buffonish, arrogant, hardheaded, selfish, and inconsiderate were right on the mark given reports of Moore's arrogance in real life. Kelsey Grammer was great as General Patton and Jon Voight's protrayal of George Washington was really touching. Dennis Hopper was one good choice that made the George Romero homage scene work (Ken Forre would have been good too and Duane Jones would have been perfect but he's sadly deceased) and it was a good surprise to see regular tough-guy actor Robert Davi can do comedy as a modern day Moe. I don't expect liberals to like it as my dealings with them have shown me that they have no sense of humor whatsoever, but I highly recommend it. I think it would be best enjoyed with a showing of "Team America.""
This is going to be a conservative classic
Kurt D. Diekelman | Thornton,Illinois | 11/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw the premire of this movie while attending the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. If you are a right leaning person, you will love this movie. While it didn't do very well at the box office, I believe that the DVD sales for it will be very good. Every conservative should own a copy for two reasons: 1)We need to support movies like this so Hollywood wont be scared to make conservative movies, and 2)The movie slays so many liberal sacred cows. This is a very politically incorrect movie. I had a great time watching it and I look forward to the DVD release.

UPDATE: I purchased the DVD from a Best Buy on the release date and it was almost sold out by 2 P.M. Great!"
A Wishful and Funny Carol
erika roberts | NYC, NY United States | 11/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Amazon review above is an excellent example of why this movie wasn't reviewed by the critics who all tend to be very left leaning. Simply, it would have been grossly panned by them. I liked the movie very much. As a matter of fact, the audience in the theatre was laughing hysterically throughout most of the movie. I had tears in my eyes from laughing too hard! Yes, it had a couple of slow moments, as every movie does. It is both entertaining and refreshing compared to the liberal mantra thats usually presented. Seeing a movie that leans to the right, and sends a few zings to the left was a real pleasure. And, a funny movie too!"