BDN Excerpt:“An American Carol” spoofs liberalism in America by poking fun at it's main character, American documentary maker Michael Moore, according to a press release about the film.
The movie, “An American Carol,” was financed by the Hendrickses, owners of Beloit's ABC Supply Co. and many other associated businesses.
It’s no great secret that many Americans on both the Left and Right are thoroughly disgusted with the GOP and the Bush Administration’s take-down of liberal America. Yet this is a firm (Hendricks) that has done very well practicing some of the finer principles of America's economic liberalism despite clinging to a far-right ideology.
Instead of pulling their commercial and residential property investments up by the excesses of their own golden-laced bootstraps, multi-billion dollar Hendrick's Developments has liberally negotiated for taxpayer hand-outs to socialize the risk in many of their private business ventures. One hand-out included a $2.7 million water tower paid for by the residents of Janesville to serve the high elevation terrain needs of their planned country club homes development. Over here in Janesville and elsewhere, these are usually referred to as “public/private partnerships.” So it's odd that they would bite the hand that fuels their private enterprise.
As far as the movie is concerned, it simply can't be taken seriously. The truth is, any kind of documentary produced by the right-wing nuts in Hollywood attacking liberals are all "spoofs," unlike documentaries by the likes of Michael Moore, which are serious socio-political statements made with historical reports and real-life characters. "An American Carol" is made up of fabricated characters and plots. It's a comedy. The scenes and skits from the American Carol trailer look completely harmless if not moronic.
Entertainment value appears to be low – it’s a stinker. Zero stars.