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Wag the Dog

 

USA 1997, 97 minutes
Dir. Barry Levinson
Rating: [M]
Genres: Comedy

Topics: Media, Politics, Satire.

 

Aroview: A Clinton-inspired political satire, coincided with the Lewinsky scandal on release (and then Iraq), sees Whitehouse spin-doctor Robert De Niro and press agent Anne Heche desperately covering up the President's sexual indiscretions and flagging campaign by fabricating a war with Albania, courtesy of Hollywood producer, Dustin Hoffman. As the ruse snow-balls, the satire escalates to a full-blown skewering of American nationalism, and though it stays on the right side of absurdity for most of the way, eventually lets go of the ropes. Co-scripted by David Mamet.

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