100-Word TIFF: “Sarah Palin: You Betcha!”

It made for more than uncomfortable viewing watching a couple of hundred laugh at the opening of this doc, as Nick Broomfield trots out the old reliable Palin mis-steps. Not to say that Palin isn’t deserving of mockery, but this film could only justify its existence by exploring beyond the obvious. Initially Broomfield has no luck contacting anyone but Palin’s parents, and the subject’s absence becomes painfully gaping as things progress, but by the end it cobbles together a compelling critique. Still, a better documentary on the type of politics that would elect this person lies tantalisingly out of reach.

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About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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