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Palin Movie: The Undefeated Released

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Sarah Palin's movie was released this past weekend. Here's a review: “The movie may tempt even the most ardent conservatives to emulate their idol’s tenure as governor and walk out halfway through.Yep its a Yawner and a waste of 2 hours you will never get back.

Stephen K. Bannon's The Undefeated is a worshipful, no-warts biopic of Sarah Palin, a former Miss Wasilla who could be the next President of the United States — if she only had the time. She certainly has the star quality: she could be a sing-song showgirl playing a hip Sunday-school matron, winking at the class behind her granny glasses and making some of the older students hot for teacher.

The weirdest thing about Palin, and there are so many to choose from, is her ability to summon polar-opposite reactions, as if her fans were in Alaska and her defilers in Antarctica. The anti-Sarahs see her as both oddly comic and mythically frightening — a mix of Tina Fey and Morgan le Fay. And the pro-Sarahs: well, besides the right's tendency to love everything the left hates, they have found their rifle-totin' crusader, their Annie Oakley as Joan of Arc.

The latter is the view that dedicated Palintologist Bannon has brought to The Undefeated. The title is a neck swiveler, for, as some will recall, Palin's one run for national office ended in defeat. But Bannon, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker whose doc on the financial crisis, Generation Zero, managed to blame liberal policies and not Goldman Sachs, doesn't truck in delicate ironies or political ambiguities. In this endless (1 hr. 57 min.) Sarah paean — which uses Palin's voice from her audio book Going Rogue plus backup from a dozen or so supporters — Bannon applies so much idolatrous airbrushing to his portrait of the divine Sarah that the movie might be called Going Rouge. But he's canny in identifying the 2½-year governor of Alaska as both a faultless heroine and, even better, a victim of the omnipotent American left. This pair of Sarahs is meant to rally the faithful against a despised if imaginary enemy, just as George W. Bush marshaled a fearful America against Saddam Hussein

Sarah the heroine is the Alaska-grown cutie who headed the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Wasilla High. (No mention of the five years she spent at five colleges, two in Barack Obama's Hawaii, to earn her bachelor's degree.) The movie says that Palin, horrified and mobilized by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, became something of an energy conservationist. After two terms on the Wasilla city council and two as mayor, she was appointed to the Alaska Oil and Gas Energy Commission, where she ... Sorry, I just nodded off writing that sentence. The first hour of The Undefeated, scrupulously attentive to Palin's rise through state politics, is pretty rough going, a turgid primer on Alaska's pipeline management and oil, gas and, yes, milk subsidies. The movie may tempt even the most ardent conservatives to emulate their idol's tenure as governor and walk out halfway through. Link

Well, in Orange City California, the midnight release only had 3 ticket holders. 
Even Rotten Tomatoes can't give it a rating. Can you go below 0%? 

More reviews: 
Film critic Robert Abele says the movie "is really a troop-rallying campaign infomercial as imagined by Michael Bay: hero-worshipping, crescendo-edited at a dizzying pace, thunderously repetitive and its own worst enemy as a two-hour, talking-points briefing."

The Orlando Sentinel's Roger Moore says, "It’s an infomercial of almost comical omissions. Here’s what ISN’T in 'The Undefeated' — Palin’s many gaffes on the campaign trail in 2008,  gaffes which continue today, her deer in the headlights moments during debates, her disastrous Katie Couric interview and her cash-in-quick reality TV soap opera family. The movie skims over the reasons she quit her governor’s job just as the going got really tough and glosses over the flood of ethics complaints that dogged her. There is no 'Bridge to Nowhere.' You leave out that stuff and it casts doubt on what you’ve chosen to include and how you may have slanted her Alaskan record," Moore wrote in a review on which he awards the film 1.5 stars out of 4.

Its a sad movie about an even sadder human being.

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0 # It Tanked!Jess 2011-07-25 19:22
"The Undefeated," the documentary about Sarah Palin, appears to have suffered box office defeat.
The film opened in 10 locations last week and upped its exposure to 14 cities this weekend. But Reuters today reports that even as the number of screening venues increased, box office revenue has declined by more than 63 percent. It grossed only $24,000 this past weekend.
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0 # RE: Palin Movie: The Undefeated ReleasedIsabell Holton 2012-06-07 04:50
Stephen K. Bannon's The Undefeated is a worshipful, no-warts biopic of Sarah Palin, a former Miss Wasilla who could be the next President of the United States — if she only had the time.
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0 # RE: Palin Movie: The Undefeated ReleasedJung Seaman 2012-06-09 00:37
she could be a sing-song showgirl playing a hip Sunday-school matron, winking at the class behind her granny glasses and making some of the older students hot for teacher.
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0 # It Sucked big timeNikki 2012-10-15 22:31
Palin has an inflated Ego and like this movie, they both self destrucked!
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0 # pathetic palinBrenda 2012-11-21 20:53
Shes a sad commentary of the Republican Party!
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