W. is a fantastic movie about the life and times of our infamous 43rd president, George W. Bush. The movie was actually much better than I thought it would be. I thought it would be a very liberal movie that just makes fun of Bush the whole time, but it really wasn’t. It actually told the whole story and allows you to decide for yourself whether or not Bush was a good president. Just like JFK allows us to look at the facts and decide for ourselves whether or not Kennedy was killed by just Oswald or multiple people. The movie kept your attention throughout with a few jokes thrown in.
That was the thing, jokes were just thrown in at times throughout this actual serious movie. I thought was just going to be a comedy, but it was more of a serious drama with a lot of comedic relief and I loved it. The movie had classic Oliver Stone direction, which is amazing at all times. The way he directs, he can turn the littlest thing into something exciting. The acting was fantastic by all especially Josh Brolin and Richard Dreyfuss, they were perfect for their parts, Brolin really made me think he was Bush at times and Dreyfuss was just hilarious throughout.
If your a fan of Oliver Stone you should see this movie. Its a funny drama that keeps you interested because it actually pertains to your life after the movie. It’s not a movie that’s hysterically laugh out loud funny that you thought it might be from the trailers, but it does have a lot of funny moments. What it is, is a drama that makes you think throughout and laugh at random times during. Don’t miss the chance to see this movie just because you actually like Bush. It’s not trying to change your mind, it’s just telling a story.
Josh Brolin did a convincing Dubya, though he reminded me a lot of his cowboy character from No Country for Old Men… over all, i don’t doubt that ‘W.’ will have the effect Oliver Stone desired