By Peter Suderman – The Washington Times
The narrative of HBOâ€™s â€œGame Changeâ€ will be familiar to anyone who followed the arc of the 2008 campaign season â€” so familiar, in fact, that it raises the question of why the movie was made.
Director Jay Roach and screenwriter Danny Strong offer a mostly respectful summary and recitation of a string of pivotal moments from Sen. John McCainâ€™s presidential campaign, but little insight. Viewers will learn nothing thatâ€™s genuinely new and will not see anything in a different light. To put it in the parlance of political pundits, the movie lacks vision.
Instead, it chases Sarah Palin and the infinite loops of hype that have accompanied her every word and move since the 2008 campaign. â€œGame Changeâ€ presents itself as a sort of origin story â€” who Mrs. Palin is and how she came to be. But the movie reveals more about the mediaâ€™s compulsive obsession with her than it does about Mrs. Palin herself.
With no vision, the movie settles for rehash and re-enactment. Faced with a superstar political rival in Barack Obama, Republican Sen. and GOP presidential nominee John McCain (Ed Harris) picks Mrs. Palin (Julianne Moore), the little-known governor of Alaska, as his running mate. She makes a splash, which turns into a crash, and the campaign becomes as much about Mrs. Palin as Mr. McCain.
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