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You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush

Title: “You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush”
Year: 2009
Run Time: 120 mins
Genre: Comedy, Theatre
Cast: Will Ferrell, Patrick Ferrell, Pia Glenn
Director: Marty Callner

Based on the successful Broadway play, comes the DVD of the live HBO edition from the Cort Theatre. Will Ferrell puts on a one man show (well sort of, there are extras) chronicling the 43rd American presidents’ family life, to his college years, time served in the national guard and his controversial presidency.

“Dear lord Jesus Christ and by Jesus Christ, I’m referring to blonde good looking , lightly bearded or clean shaven Jesus Christ, not hippie looking Jesus or swarthy more middle eastern looking Jesus.’

Ferrell holds nothing back, literally (you’ll see what I mean), in this blend of one man skit/stand-up comedic play depicting the life George W. Bush. The play was so popular that it aired on TV as a special and is now out on DVD. His impersonation is impeccable and will leave you laughing your head off. He throws in some did-you-know styled jokes about the former president and doesn’t fail to mention his big faux pas. He does some very funny lines from referring to President Obama as ‘the Tiger Woods guy’ to a prayer to start the show off, a phone call from Michael Brown and some good improv all cumulating in a very entertaining show.

What works:
He’s impersonation is damn good!
There was this Condoleezza bit that cracked me up real good.
Let’s you in on a few things you might not have known about Bush.

What doesn’t work:
This DVD won’t fly international audiences. I watched it with some friends and I got the feeling they only sat through it because I was laughing so hard and they didn’t want to look they didn’t get the jokes.
And the penis pics were a bit too much!

Who will enjoy this movie
Democrats, independents, journalists, heck even republicans who thought Bush dumbass will love this.

Must see? Yes. Must Have? Rent it first, then decide.

My Score: 8 out of 10

“And then my dad is like ‘Why are you the only one in this family that speaks with a Texas accent?’”

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