Friday, August 6, 2010

100. August 3, 2010 - Wag the Dog (1997)

The timing of the release of this film was so perfect. The world was fascinated and disgusted by the Clinton/Lewinski scandal and some barely noticed when he started bombing Iraq - and then comes this movie about a president who is accused to improper behavior with a young girl (the two are even caught by a photographer in a hilarious homage to that shot of Clinton hugging Lewinski) and his team of spin doctors who create a fictional war with Albania to take the public's mind off it. I feel like it was completely underappreciated when it was released. I'm not a huge fan of Barry Levinson (though he was the subject of several questions at trivia the other night) but this movie is great.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

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