History Film / W

2nd Feb '16 11:19:32 AM gallium
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It tells the story of Bush's life from his college years to his Presidency, but is based around his administration's push for the war with Iraq. Creator/JoshBrolin stars as George W. Bush, with Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush, Creator/JamesCromwell as George H.W. Bush, and Richard Dreyfuss as Dick Cheney. It is a largely sympathetic portrayal of the man, but also has a bit of a satiric edge.
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It tells the story of Bush's life from his college years to his Presidency, but is based around his administration's push for the war with Iraq. Creator/JoshBrolin stars as George W. Bush, with Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush, Creator/JamesCromwell as George H.W. Bush, and Richard Dreyfuss Creator/RichardDreyfuss as Dick Cheney. It is a largely sympathetic portrayal of the man, but also has a bit of a satiric edge.
27th Aug '15 8:18:45 PM Business21
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** The movie's portrayal of the 1992 election is largely inaccurate to say the least. While the movie portrays the Bush family as shocked and pissed off when Clinton's victory was announced, it is historically documented that the family knew that the election was lost by the afternoon, and that Bush Sr. took the evening results in stride and good humor.
2nd Jul '15 6:17:14 PM tropeminer
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[[caption-width-right:300:A life misunderestimated]] '''''W.''''' (pronounced "Dubya" [[note]]After the way it's pronounced in [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]], of which Bush was state governor[[/note]]) is a 2008 {{Biopic}} of the 43rd President of the United States, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush that was directed by Creator/OliverStone and written by his ''Film/WallStreet'' screenwriter Stanley Weiser.
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[[caption-width-right:300:A life misunderestimated]] [[caption-width-right:300:...Misunderestimated indeed.]] '''''W.''''' (pronounced "Dubya" [[note]]After the way it's pronounced in [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]], of which Bush was state governor[[/note]]) is a 2008 {{Biopic}} of the 43rd President of the United States, States of America, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush that was directed by Creator/OliverStone and written by his ''Film/WallStreet'' screenwriter Stanley Weiser.
2nd Jul '15 6:14:06 PM tropeminer
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[[caption-width-right:300:a life misunderestimated]] ''W.'' (pronounced "Dubya" [[note]]After the way it's pronounced in [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]], of which Bush was state governor[[/note]]) is a 2008 {{Biopic}} of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush that was directed by Creator/OliverStone and written by his ''Film/WallStreet'' screenwriter Stanley Weiser.
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[[caption-width-right:300:a [[caption-width-right:300:A life misunderestimated]] ''W.'' '''''W.''''' (pronounced "Dubya" [[note]]After the way it's pronounced in [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]], of which Bush was state governor[[/note]]) is a 2008 {{Biopic}} of the 43rd President of the United States, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush that was directed by Creator/OliverStone and written by his ''Film/WallStreet'' screenwriter Stanley Weiser.
8th May '15 9:17:18 PM nombretomado
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''W.'' (pronounced "Dubya" [[note]]After the way it's pronounced in [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]], of which Bush was state governor[[/note]]) is a 2008 {{Biopic}} of GeorgeWBush that was directed by Creator/OliverStone and written by his ''Film/WallStreet'' screenwriter Stanley Weiser.
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''W.'' (pronounced "Dubya" [[note]]After the way it's pronounced in [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]], of which Bush was state governor[[/note]]) is a 2008 {{Biopic}} of GeorgeWBush UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush that was directed by Creator/OliverStone and written by his ''Film/WallStreet'' screenwriter Stanley Weiser.
2nd Jan '15 1:07:33 PM TheUnsquished
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Creator/OliverStone was later told by BillClinton that he had loaned Bush his DVD of ''W.'' and that Bush found some parts very sad but liked the film very much.
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Creator/OliverStone was later told by BillClinton UsefulNotes/BillClinton that he had loaned Bush his DVD of ''W.'' and that Bush found some parts very sad but liked the film very much.
13th Aug '14 7:10:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:LeftHanging]]: ''Literally''. At the end of the film, after he embarasses himself by being unable to answer a reporter when she asks him what his biggest mistake was while in office, Bush has another [[ImagineSpot baseball fantasy]] where he runs to catch a long fly ball [[spoiler: which never comes down]].
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* [[spoiler:LeftHanging]]: LeftHanging: ''Literally''. At the end of the film, after he embarasses himself by being unable to answer a reporter when she asks him what his biggest mistake was while in office, Bush has another [[ImagineSpot baseball fantasy]] where he runs to catch a long fly ball [[spoiler: which never comes down]].
4th Aug '14 11:26:25 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NeverTrustATrailer: Some trailers for the movie suggested more of a comedic parody of George Bush's tenure as the President, contrasting the more down-to-earth if satirical tone of the actual film.
23rd Jul '14 7:36:40 AM nelec
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It tells the story of Bush's life from his college years to his Presidency, but is based around his administration's push for the war with Iraq. Creator/JoshBrolin stars as George W. Bush, with Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush, James Cromwell as George H.W. Bush, and Richard Dreyfuss as Dick Cheney. It is a largely sympathetic portrayal of the man, but also has a bit of a satiric edge.
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It tells the story of Bush's life from his college years to his Presidency, but is based around his administration's push for the war with Iraq. Creator/JoshBrolin stars as George W. Bush, with Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush, James Cromwell Creator/JamesCromwell as George H.W. Bush, and Richard Dreyfuss as Dick Cheney. It is a largely sympathetic portrayal of the man, but also has a bit of a satiric edge.
1st Feb '14 4:19:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* BackgroundHalo: While praying after giving the order to invade Iraq, [[HitlerCam a low-angle shot]] makes a light in the ceiling look like a halo around Bush's head, and then the light goes off.

* HolyHalo: While praying after giving the order to invade Iraq, [[HitlerCam a low-angle shot]] makes a light in the ceiling look like a halo around Bush's head, and then the light goes off.
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