Hilarious and the genius was capturing trump's cult of personality and ridiculousness without exaggeration (by ThomasJeff)
The jokes are very intelligent and satirical but it takes some effort or knowledge to understand some of them. Much of the plot is based on Trump's real life. That's the key to satire, showing the absurdity of Trump's candidacy without exaggerating much at all and everything is 100% true.Trump's cult of personality will of course not be swayed but that's the thing about cults, their spread slows and eventually the cultists just go away into the forest with their own nuttery as people start to see just how insane they are.The jokes were not only smart but very offensive <more>
which I find to be exactly what I'm looking for in a comedy.
It is a GREAT piece of internet-only content that has at least thirty strong jokes and that remains fun, engaging, and enjoyable experimental throughout. Think Cheech and Chong or Sealab 2021. It rolls along happily from bit to bit to bit at the expense of no particular policy or American ideals, just the personality of Donald DrumpfIt should not be considered a classic piece of political satire like many overeager people have claimed. It's a bit shallow and it's jokes are hit or miss. Rather, it is a great movie when you consider its context. This movie was written very quickly with <more>
that false notion that it would eventually become irrelevant. Therefore the script never got the chance to be worked on and improved over the course of say 6 months through the hands of 5-10 writers.If you made it down here, I want to direct you to the review made by Peefyn who gives a spot on analysis of genre. This doesn't deserve to be compared to Anchorman or Blazing Saddles or Life of Brian. It is more at the level of a TV movie, just an extremely well-written and often funny one.
This movie is hilarious and I love Donald Trump! (by LouAntonyMorris)
They did a good job at making fun of him even if it's mean at times and if you can do your job properly, particularly when it comes to being FUNNY rather than getting off on CRUEL, then what's the harm?In fact at one point they have "The Donald" make the crack about only caring about what neighbors do to property values...and I wasn't sure if they were actually this inept when it comes to the working class or were genuinely trying to bash him.... The working class ALWAYS cares about what new neighbors do to property values! lol. I've heard that mentioned in my small <more>
working class town for 30+ years. Teachers, parents, cops, siblings I mean EVERYONE.Ultimately they meant it as an attack and are truly outside the fold of who Americans are and what it means to work yourself to the point of injury to have a life worth living and help the people you care about. Ron Howard endorsed a smear site on President Trump which was of course implications but posted everything as facts. Was accused of. Was thought to have. May have been involved with. Could have been responsible for.The most irresponsible rhetoric controlling the small minded and emotionally driven that I now consider it a dialect. But the movie was funny!So for all I boycott out of entertainment and social media which I have been doing for the last 10 years? I thought the movie was harmless and fun.
A parody film based on ghost written Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal.Packed with celebrity cameos including the likes of Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and Christopher Lloyd to name a few this comedy directed by Jeremy Konner captures the essence of the time periods on a limited budget. The look is of an old VHS tape with Joe Randazzo's send up dialogue encapsulating political satire and irony. Not only is it hilarious, there's a serious message as child actors are replaced for there they race and people are forced to move in the name of development real estate.With a sub-plot of <more>
Trump wanting to buy the Taj Mahal Casino and Resort in Atlantic City unrecognisable Johnny Depp is outstanding, as he breaks up the megalomaniac shenanigans with power statements to camera echoing the books 11-step formula for business success.Johnny Depp as Donald Trump and A.L.F appears too, as a parody and a warning it perfectly covers both bases.
Satire of the Man with Delusions of Godhood with an Absolutely Believable Performance by Johnny Depp (by classicalsteve)
While Darrell Hammond on Saturday Night Live does a decent Donald Trump, Johnny Depp of "Pirates of the Caribbean" fame proves why he may be the best performer in Hollywood. In this relatively short satirical film, Depp delivers an absolute spot-on imitation of the business magnate-turned-television reality star-turned-republican presidential demigod. If this was a more serious film at feature length, you'd start thinking Academy Award! At 50 minutes, it's just about as long as I could take in a movie concerning the most arrogant man on the planet with delusions of Godhood, <more>
although Depp's performance is more than worth the price of admission.When I first found it on Netflix, I didn't know what to make of it. I began watching the featurette with lots of questions, the biggest being why had I not heard of it? The film begins with an explanatory intro by film director and former child/adolescent star Ron Howard. He explains the film was produced, written and starred Donald Trump in the late 1980's but was pre-empted by a Monday Night Football game in 1988, a lousy one at that. All copies were destroyed in a fire, according to Howard. Decades later, Howard was rummaging in a yard sale and he and another pack-rat found the only surviving copy among heaps of stuff. The other pack-rat was about the build of Melissa McCarthy, but luckily Howard won the day and has brought the film out for public consumption.The film begins like one of those TV movies of the week you used to see in the 1970's and 1980's. Just about every television cliché is present from the music, similar to "Dallas", "Knots Landing", and "Love American Style" to the glittering fonts. Every credit is "Donald Trump" from producer to actor to editor. The film begins with a kid stealing a copy of Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal" and escaping into an office. Of course in the office is Donald Trump Johnnie Depp . The film becomes a mish-mash of episodes through his book as Trump explains how he got to where he is through being a ruthless and heartless American businessman. The kid is a mesmerized one-person audience hearing Trump's "story", if story it can be called. Chapters include among other things how to win lawsuits and how to defraud tenants. A few Hollywood name talent also appear including Alfred Molina da Vinci Code and Henry Wrinkler who used to play Fonzie with Ron Howard on Happy Days in the 1970's .While in some ways, "The Art of the Deal" is sort of like a long Saturday Night Live sketch, Depp's performance is superb. He's captured all of Trump's gestures and idiosyncrasies right down to fiddling with his hair. If a more serious film about the rise of Trump were ever produced, Depp would be the hands-on choice. A real interesting experiment in filmmaking, and if it weren't for the fact that this narcissist disguised as a human being is trying to become king of the world, he'd probably being suing Depp and the director Jeremy Konner and writer Joe Randazzo. Luckily, Trump is rather busy. Trying to become king of the world is a full-time job.
I don't know if this is a spoiler or not so I checked the spoiler box, but at any rate, going into it I knew nothing about it so was amazed and astounded at the end when I found SPOILER that Johnny Depp was playing Trunp; I kept wondering throughout who was doing such a great job.: As to the film - it is cheesy, insulting, contains a lot of fabrications I looked up Der Scutt and SPOILER found nothing that would suggest he had Nazi sympathies . It is also spot-on in capturing Trump and his attitudes; so much so that I was wondering how it could be so much in line with what Trump is <more>
saying in August, 2016 of his presidential campaign.Someone here said it is "fun" but not "funny." I can see that point - it is really fun to watch as it is amazingly over-the-top; I didn't get too many laughs out of it, but it definitely held my attention and I recommend it, but only for people who dislike Trump as others will be infuriated, not entertained nor enlightened. Also, please note, it is cheesy by design - I gave it an 8 not because it is a work of art but because it succeeds very well in what it is trying to do.