By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully June 30, 2004 at 7:16AM
Okay, I just want to say that yes, I shed tears and thought the film was paced and constructed very well, but I was really disappointed with the approach as a whole. Again, the whole point here is that this is Michael Moore--not to mention the fact that it is incomprehensibly ABSURD that George W. Bush is the president of our "mighty" nation--but I still think he should have toned his mischievous self down a few notches. To really open and change people's minds, I think you need to address the humanity in a situation. It was like the first hour of the film was a cleverly edited spoof or something. The only word I can use to describe it is juvenile. If anything, it detracted from the intelligent points that he was making. Again, I support Michael Moore and am thrilled to death that a documentary made it to the top of the box office, but I'm afraid this is another--albeit more high profile--example of "preaching to the choir." And as for winning the Palme d'Or, I don't know, man, I really don't. I didn't see any of the other films in competition, but for the jury to say that this film won on the merits of its filmmaking alone is a complete joke. Still, they helped turn it into the monster it's become, and I hope it actually sways people to vote for Kerry. Now if Kerry would only wake up from his fucking coma and speak with some actual enthusiasm. Honestly, I think I'm going to vote for Oprah or Charles Barkley. These rich white men are like boring ass robots.