Game Change (2012)

“Game Change” is a political drama film released in 2012, directed by Jay Roach and starring Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, and Ed Harris. The film is based on the book “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, which documents the 2008 United States presidential election.

The film focuses on the Republican Party’s selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, played by Julianne Moore, as John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 election. The story follows the campaign as it deals with Palin’s lack of experience, controversies surrounding her family, and her own personal issues. Woody Harrelson plays Steve Schmidt, the senior campaign strategist for the McCain-Palin ticket, while Ed Harris plays John McCain.

The film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the campaign process and the personalities involved, including the political strategists, the candidates, and their families. It also explores the role of the media in shaping public opinion and the challenges facing a modern political campaign.

Overall, “Game Change” is a well-acted and engaging drama that offers a fascinating insight into the world of American politics. The film is particularly notable for Julianne Moore’s performance as Sarah Palin, which earned her critical acclaim and a number of awards.

Duration: 118 min.

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