Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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age 15+

Tepid telling of 43rd president's rise to power.

PG-13 2008 110 minutes

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Based on 4 reviews

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age 14+


It's not as educational as it looks.

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age 14+

It could have been better

I was shopping at Hy-Vee and I came by this movie for 3.99 and so I bought it because I thought Bush was a pretty good guy and I thought that this was going to be a good movie. I started watching it and I was a little shocked. It was a lot different than what I was expecting. It was very slow going and a little hard to follow. I felt that they could have given Bush a little bit more dignity. I felt that this was a more movie about Bush's mistakes instead of the actual guy himself. I also felt that they were making fun of Bush instead of telling his story as to why he made the decisions that he did. So I wonder, where did they get their information? Did they give interviews of the Bush family? I felt that the movie was very closed ended and only gave one perspective of Bush. I will admit, the romance between Bush and Laura was sweet and Bush's snarky comments. I just don't know where this film got their ideas and I felt that they could have put more story to it. I thought that the actors that were picked to play the characters were good. It is just the script needs some working on.

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Too much sex
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Too much consumerism
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