I had already added this movie to my NetFlix queue, after just seeing a brief description. It’s a spoof on well-funded sleazy political campaigns. But there’s more: Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow play the slippery billionaire Motch brothers (three guesses), who are financing the congressional campaign of their empty suit candidate. Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell are the two rival candidates.
And the real life Koch brothers are upset by the movie. They’ve already purchased the government, but they still don’t have enough money or influence to stop Hollywood from mimicking them. Not yet anyway. However, if any of the above-mentioned actors should have a mysterious “accident”…
Koch Industries’ PR hooker, Phillip Ellender, said:
“We disagree with his uninformed characterization of Koch and our beliefs. His comments, which appear to be based on false attacks made by our political opponents, demonstrate a lack of understanding of our longstanding support of individual freedom, freedom of expression, and constitutional rights.”
Cry all the way to the bank, Kochsucker.