VICE (Theatrical Release USA 2018)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì 

Vice—beautifully written, presents well, and has good casting choices—plays heavily toward establishing ambiguity between fact and fiction. The movie establishes itself as a biographical film but then explores the Iraq war as a bid for oil rather than a pursuit of justice over the Twin Towers incident which takes the film outside its assigned borders of biographical dark comedy. Nevertheless, the entertainment value is there, and it is not a boring watch. 

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A dark comedy on the Vice Presidency of Dick Cheney. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Adam McKay for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay for making the film possible. Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), Young Dick Cheney (Alex MacNicoll and Aidan Gail), Lynne Vincent Cheney (Amy Adams), Young Lynne (Cailee Spaeny), Alison Pill), Young Mary Cheney (Colyse Harger), Liz Cheney (Lily Rabe), Young Liz Cheney (Violet Hicks), and Kurt (Jesse Piemons). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

No. It may have presented better as a documentary than as a biographical dark comedy. It seems highly imaginative as if concealing its purpose. The very classification of the movie contradicts itself. 

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