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In an email to ABC News, Palin said her “family has the right priorities and knows what really matters,” according to the Chicago Tribune. Both Palin and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) have said they won’t watch the made-for-tv movie that takes a look inside the behind-the-scenes drama of the 2008 campaign. McCain said “it’ll be a cold day in Gila Bend, Arizona” when he views the film.
“Game Change” director Jay Roach said the film humanizes the GOP duo. In a recent interview with CNN, Roach said he wished the two would watch the movie.
“I wish they’d see the film because it has a very evenhanded tone to it, in trying to get the story right and allow anybody with any prejudices against the main characters to go past the media iconography and see them as human beings,” Roach said. “They are human beings who are trying to do what they think is right. They have strengths and they have weaknesses.”
I watch the film last night and thought it was an even portrayal and not a “hit job” on Sarah Palin. I also thought that John McCain came off rather well. Movie critics have been mostly positive. I thought Julianne Moore (Palin), Ed Harris (McCain) and Woody Harrelson (Steve Schmidt) played the lead characters very well.