April 8th, 2008
05:02 PM ET

Will you see Oliver Stone’s movie about Pres. Bush?


FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Coming to a theater perhaps even before he leaves office: "W”, Oliver Stone's upcoming movie about President Bush.

A draft of the script describes our president as, quote "a foul-mouthed, reformed drunk who is obsessed with baseball."

"The Hollywood Reporter" sent a draft of the screenplay to four biographers of the president to see how accurate they thought it was. Reactions were mixed; they say specific scenes are largely based in fact, but the screenplay shows inaccurate and over-the-top caricatures of President Bush and his inner circle.

One biographer says it "really misses the mark" of how the White House is run, leaving the impression that it's similar to a fraternity house, with everyone using nicknames and casually chatting about going to war. Another biographer was skeptical about Stone's claim that he wants to make a "fair, true portrait" of the president... saying that's "like Donald Trump saying he is going to be modest." Also, several of the experts say the script inaccurately depicts the president as being manipulated by White House staff when it comes to policy decisions.

Stone had no comment, but one screenwriter says he's read 17 books on the president, and a producer says, "We've done our homework."

Stone's previous movies "JFK" and "Nixon" were controversial. It remains to be seen how much of an appetite the American public will have for a movie about a lame duck president, especially when there's so much interest in who the next president will be.

"W" is set to start filming in Shreveport, Louisiana, this month. It already has foreign distributors, but no domestic deal is in place yet.

Here’s my question to you: Are you interested in seeing Oliver Stone's movie about President Bush?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Chris from Hemet, California writes:
Hi Jack. Yes, I'm very interested to see that movie. I hope it ends with Bush and Cheney being tried for crimes against humanity by an international tribunal. I just hope that when I jump up to cheer during the sentencing I don't spill all my popcorn.

Chuck from Alabama writes:
What a waste of celluloid. Think we'll find this one in the DVD bargain bin at Wal-Mart for $3.99 at Christmas?

Andy writes:
You bet I will. President Bush is perhaps one of the most controversial figures of our time, and any interpretation of his life and administration will certainly draw interest from me and anyone engaged in contemporary political conversation and debate.

Terry from North Carolina writes:
Jack, I would rather watch reruns of you and Chuck Scarborough on the old six o’clock news than see a movie about George W. Bush or any Bush for that matter.

Suzanne writes:
Having lived through the real life drama/tragedy of the last 7 years, seeing the film will not be necessary. I'll pop my own popcorn and try to make it through the next year.

Kathy from Georgia writes:
It is worth the price of admission to see Bush again on 9/11 reading what was probably his master's thesis, "My Pet Goat."

Matt writes:
I've already seen the movie. I watch CNN.

Bennett writes:
Yes, I would like to watch the movie. But, I will probably watch the Chinese bootleg instead of going to the theater. Gasoline is too expensive.

Rob writes:
"W" kinda looks like two thumbs down to me, Jack.

Filed under: Bush Administration
soundoff (432 Responses)
  1. AndyZ; Fairfax, VA

    Sure, why not. Stone does make entertaining movies however he gets just a smidge loosey-goosey with facts. One should not base any answer to an academic question based upon information learned from an Oliver Stone film. Nor should one credit Oliver as a source in the bibliography of a term paper.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  2. Chuck in Alabama

    What a waste of celluloid. Think we'll find this one in the DVD bargain bin at Wal Mart for $3.99 at Christmas?

    April 8, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  3. Patsy

    Yes, I want to see the movie. I think it should be mandatory for the powers that be to watch also. And then prosecute Bush and Cheney.
    Patsy in NE.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  4. Keith Irving, TX

    Why see the movie, Jack, when I've lived the nightmare for 7 1/2 years?

    April 8, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  5. dave, michigan

    What, where, when? sorry gone camping.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  6. Chris - Hemet, Ca.

    Hi Jack, Yes I'm very interested to see that movie. I hope it ends with Bush and Cheney being tried for Crimes Against Humanity by an international tribunal. I just hope that when I jump up to cheer during the sentencing I don't spill all my popcorn.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  7. Patricia -Lexington, Ky..

    Yes, I'd like to see Oliver Stone's film. I would also like to see "Body of War" which Phil Dobahue was vigorously supporting on MSNBC last night.

    Jack – why have you eliminated you paragraphs of info leading up to your questions??? I don't think I can answer them as responsibly as I'd like to without some information – biased or not – on the subject. Did you decide to eliminate the info because you've been accused of not being objective?

    April 8, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  8. Mike S., New Orleans, Louisiana

    I doubt if I will watch Stone's movie because I've never enjoyed movies about natural and man-made disasters: The Poseiden Adventure, The Day After, Titanic, or The Bush Presidency.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  9. Greg, Athens


    April 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  10. Rob, Arvada, CO

    You mean Horton Hears a Bush? No, I think I've had 7 years too many of this man. Nothing left to be said about him. Hillary: the Movie would provide me with some real popcorn and soda entertainment.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  11. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    No way, I have had enough of George Bush for a lifetime. Someone should make a movie about Barack Obama.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  12. Bob from Traverse city Michigan

    No I won't Jack. I will remember this administration as the most inept, deceitful,incompetent, disengenuous, corrupt, arrogent, cruel, elitist, confused, self-serving bunch ever and I wouldn't want Mr. Stone's version to mess that up for me.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  13. Terry in Hanover County, VA

    No, thank you. I've lived through this horror story, isn't that enough?

    April 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  14. Joe in DE

    Too soon for a movie about Bush. I looking forward to getting rid o him – no reminders thanks.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  15. Chas

    Enough, is Enough

    April 8, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  16. Teddie

    There is nothing about President Bush that I am interested enough to pay to go and sit and watch. My mind was made up when he was the fearless governor of Texas and it has not changed. He will go down as the worst president in American History.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  17. Dave Brooklyn, NY

    Probably not. I know far more than I care to know about this miserable excuse for a leader of the free world. Besides, his last movie about a president, while pretending to be a documentary, contained made up stuff in addition to facts. So as much as I agree with the premise, I don’t agree with the method.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  18. debra

    in a word jack NO!!! not interested in anything about pres. bush
    outside of how much longer we have to deal with his disastrous presidency.


    April 8, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  19. Carl Deshazer

    Hell no i won't see Oliver Stone's movie about Bush! We have been living it, it's a never ending horror story, i wake up screaming.
    Carl D.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  20. Ray, Florida

    Hell No Jack!!

    I can't wait til this nightmare presidency is over, let alone go out of my way to remind me of it!!

    April 8, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  21. Kathy/ GA

    It is worth the price of admission to see Bush again on 9/11 reading what was probably his Master's thesis "My Pet Goat." There were probably two things going on in his limited brain. One was the question "Where in the world is the World Trade Center." The second was "I wish I had not stolen the election." Since he has been taking dancing lessons lately, I hope Stone include him and Condi on Dancing for Dummies.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  22. Larry from Georgetown, Tx

    Is it titled; "How to destroy the lives of millions and justify it in the name of democracy?" No we will watch Leave it to Beaver.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  23. Brian

    Definitely. If it's critical, though, I'd be wary of speaking with Stone over the telephone, though...

    April 8, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  24. Cynthia

    Heck no!

    April 8, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  25. Helen from Mifflin County, PA

    No, 8 years was more than enough. We don't need any reruns or recurring nightmares.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  26. Tom Huntington,NY

    Probably not. Living through a disaster once is enough for me thank you.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  27. Patricia

    Let me put it this way. I had a calendar that made fun of President Bush and I gave it away because I couldn't stand to look at his face every day. If this movie and the actor who plays him even reminds me of Bush, it's a no-go.

    Patricia in Boise

    April 8, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  28. kay C. California.

    You betcha...bring it on Oliver...all of it. It should be quite a movie!

    April 8, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  29. Richard Sternagel

    Jack, if I were a glutton for punishment, I would;however, since I'm not I will not waste my hard earned money on this movie!

    April 8, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  30. Scott L. - Wichita, Kansas

    I wasn't aware that there was one, Jack. But I can guess what it will be about, knowing his record...

    April 8, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  31. Paul Sidlo South Carolina

    Why not? Oliver Stone isn't going to change my mind about Bush or any of the rest of the morons in Washington. I, like you, am 65, and sick of the whole bunch including the candidates. Incumbents begone. Make my day.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    oliver stone's movie about george w bush. hmmmmmm. let's see. i've grown out of cartoons, not into fiction or fantasy, don't like horror movies and deplore soap opera's.
    nope, not interested.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  33. cj-delhi ny

    Absolutely, i just hope it doesn't portray Bush as a good president!

    April 8, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  34. Ron Kepics

    Hi Jack:

    You're kidding right? No way, although I make an effort to boycott that movie if it ever materialized.

    God Bless,
    Ron K. San Diego

    April 8, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  35. mikeytherhino

    Hell No I won't go. Movies cost too damn much as it is, and now Oliver Stone wants me to see a Movie about a guy who is in the News most every day who no one likes? Is he High??....Oh wait...he is. That explains that. Just Say no. Screw That.

    Mike, From Staten Island, New York

    April 8, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  36. R. Lopez in South TX

    Wow, Yes, I am definitely interested in seeing this movie. It probably won't require a rocket psychologist to see why the U.S. is in its current predicament .

    April 8, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  37. Chris

    I'll see the movie as long it tells the truth about Bush and his gang and how they wrecked this country in only 8 long years.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  38. Rick Butler

    I am interested in seeing it but will reserve judgment until I see how truthful it is. The American public deserves to here the truth. We get enough hyperbole from CNN and the like. I of course exclude you from that statement Jack.

    Rick, Arlington WA

    April 8, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  39. dennis north carolina

    why pay to see a movie when we watch every night on the news media the bush story un-edited.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  40. Brian - Trinidad

    See a movie about Pres Bush?What for?I've seen the real thing for the past 8yrs!Don't want to relive that again!

    April 8, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  41. marie in sc

    Probably not – I'm just ready to move on from this administration. I don't want to pay to watch or prolong it more than is absolutely necessary.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  42. Ben

    Unless there is something unusual to see ,I for one already know more than I want to know about the moron at our helm. If it shows him hypothetically answering for his crimes in a world court then bring it on.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  43. Jason - Orlando, FL

    I do not plan on viewing Mr. Stone's movie as I do not enjoy films from the horror genre.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  44. Mike from Syracuse NY

    Only if you can promise it will be as accurate as JFK, his film on the Kennedy assasination. I think he used Homer Simpson to fact-check that one.

    April 8, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  45. David Natchez, MS

    Jack, I have lived it for 8 years what could Hollywood do to top reality.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  46. mr.singh

    I think we've had enough of Bush these last 7 years. I think we should do what Egyptian pharaohs did with their former pharaohs and remove the memory of Bush and start clean. No libraries for him, no statues, no mention that he was ever a US president. There is enough-war, deficits, poverty, bad image-of Bush to remind us of his reckless stewardship of this earth.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  47. Lisa from Mt Laurel NJ

    God no Jack!
    I've LIVED thru this hell for the past 8 years, WHY would I fork out $9.00 to see it and relive it again? I can't afford to go to the movies anyway, I need that $9.00 to buy my 2 gallons of gas to get to work!

    April 8, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  48. Greg in Unidentified Location

    Yeah, Jack, I'm about as interested in seeing Oliver Stone's movie about President Bush as I am about participating in your mindless blogs.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  49. Nancy

    Why would I want to see a movie on an era I can't wait to have over?I don't think my nervous system can take any more Bush tales.

    Nancy from Arizona

    April 8, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  50. Dave from Bruce Crossing, MI

    Yes, I probably will go see Stone's take on the Bush administration. I love Oliver Stone and I think there is a place for his fictionalized histories in our popular culture. Heck, even Billy Shakespeare used the genre. The problem is that there are those in our society who cannot understand the difference between reality and fiction. "Reality" TV is a good example. Just because it has the word in it doesn't mean it contains anything close to reality. As long as the film is advertised as what it is, people should not object to it. If Stone is as brilliant a director as most give him credit for, maybe he can make George out to be the hero or at least make him look like less of a jack ass.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  51. Terry / Austin, Tx


    April 8, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  52. tim from Ravenna, OH

    I don't need to see some movie about what Lil' Bush has done to this country, I have already lived it.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  53. Gaz of Oz

    Only if the storyline happened to be based on a true story of how, filled with remorse for the senseless deaths of so many American kids, the entire Bush family enlisted to fight on the front lines for democracy in Iraq. And the Cheneys would follow suit.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  54. marti thompson

    You bet I will..I'll take a bottle of Jim Beam with me to liven up that flat tasting theater coke..Cheers

    April 8, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  55. Tom, Avon, Maine, The Heart of Democracy


    I've seen Psycho, Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but I don't have the stomach for a movie on Bush. I'm more in a mood for Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (at the White House.)

    April 8, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  56. Ed Reed

    I don't ever want to see or hear anything about President Bush again unless it is concerning his impeachment.

    Ed Reed
    Port Aransas, TX

    April 8, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  57. jean lindboe-Blooming Prairie, MN

    There is not a whip big enough to make me watch a mov ie about Bush

    April 8, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  58. Brett Milam

    From the hints about the script and the Fraternity House...er White House with Bush and his cronies talking casually about war...I'm game for it.

    Cincinnati, OH

    April 8, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  59. John from Chicago

    Is this movie going to be a comedy or tragedy??

    April 8, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  60. Terry, Chandler AZ

    Hmmm Jack, Stone's film is about an idiot of a man who is president of the U.S. A president who apparently treats his presidentcy much the actions of a spoiled rich brat of a kid. This appears to me to a a documentary, not just a film.
    I love documenraties. I'll see the film.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  61. Peter

    No, after the long nightmare of the Bush administration is over in Jan. 09 I never want to hear or see this terrible man again.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  62. Jon, NY

    Hey Jack-

    No, I'm probably not going to see it. I'm not a big fan of horror films. Real life during the Bush administration is scary enough.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  63. mitchell martin ark.

    i'd rather see a 1- minute commercial,of the great cowboy/'decider',riding off into the sunset,and then forget he ever existed.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  64. Nora. South Texas

    COMEDY Right? I think I will see it, I mean Oliver Stone makes great movies. It will be intresting to see what he does with the material he has to work with this time. I hope he is already working on the Clinton movie that is the one I absolutely want to see!!!

    April 8, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  65. Jo


    Will I go see Oliver Stone's movie about George Bush? Hmm, let's see, do I want to make like a pressure cooker and then boil over? No thanks. Just living in this country under this administration is more than enough George Bush to last me a lifetime. I think the shame, disgust, and overall revulsion he inspires in me would make me want to throw popcorn and soda everywhere in fury.

    I think the conservatives will stay home – and vilify Oliver Stone until he's up there at Michael Moore status. So, if Stone wanted to make money... what was he thinking? I hope he at least got Steve Bridges to play Bush!

    April 8, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  66. Russ in PA

    What? Go see a movie about Bush? You have got to be kidding: why pay inflated dollars to see a remake of a nightmare we're all living in real time?

    April 8, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  67. Jo from Tampa


    Will I go see Oliver Stone’s movie about George Bush? Hmm, let’s see, do I want to make like a pressure cooker and then boil over? No thanks. Just living in this country under this administration is more than enough George Bush to last me a lifetime. I think the shame, disgust, and overall revulsion he inspires in me would make me want to throw popcorn and soda everywhere in fury.

    I think the conservatives will stay home – and vilify Oliver Stone until he’s up there at Michael Moore status. So, if Stone wanted to make money… what was he thinking? I hope he at least got Steve Bridges to play Bush!

    April 8, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  68. Dave in Astoria

    Jack.... They already made a sequel to "Dumb and Dumber" and it bombed, could this be better?

    April 8, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  69. Jim, NC

    The film portrays a "caricature" of Bush? The man already refers to enemies as "evil-doers". How could Oliver Stone make Bush any more over the top?

    April 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  70. Josh Davis Toronto Canada

    If it accurately portrays Mr. Bush and the way he acts in office it should be one of the funniest films in recent memory. So I would love to watch it I beg you mail the D.V.D to Canada Jack. We Canadians would love to laugh at who you guys voted for twice.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  71. John in San Diego

    Jack, we've already been forced to wach this slapstick dark comedy unfold for seven-and-a-half years. I won't be paying to sit through a 90-minute retelling of "The Worst Story Ever Told."

    April 8, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  72. Terry from North Carolina

    I would rather watch reruns of you and Chuck Scarbourgh on the old six oclock news, then see a movie about George W. Bush or any Bush for that matter.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  73. Amy in NY

    I plan to see it. But I may wait until I can rent it on DVD.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  74. Paulette Dallas,PA

    I Do Not plan on going to see Oliver Stone's "W." I've seen enough of this guy and his cronies for the last seven years! I can't wait till he packs up his clan and rides off into the sunset! What sane American would pay good money to see a movie about this crack pot? I'm sure it will only disparage the U.S. image even more when released throughout the world.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  75. Eric in PA

    Honestly I'll be so glad to not have to look, hear or think about GW Bush when Jan 20 2009 comes, that I'll be unlikely to inflict the memory of the sorriest excuse for a President and go see the movie.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  76. Rex in Portland, Ore.

    It's just a movie, Jack. Yes, I will see it. One day when it comes out on DVD. Just a movie. Just a movie. "It ain't necessarily so".

    April 8, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  77. Mike - Spring, TX

    This is a waste of recording tape. It might of had an audience in 2006, but it's out of date now. How about a film "P" about our Speaker Nancy ?

    April 8, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  78. Stacy from Northern Virginia

    I would see the movie "W" if it was a qood movie with decent actors. I am sure Stone will take some "artisic" liberties with the story – that is his right after all.
    I will say that Bush sometimes comes across as a big frat boy who probably is more interested in baseball than more important things like say, the economy, for example.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  79. Will, San Jose CA

    I'd rather see an very accurate film on what happened during the last 8 years. There is so much we need to know about how this administration pursued it's agenda.

    A sensationalist film tends to provide cover for the actions instead of exposing the reality of what really happened. Associating legitimate administration critics with extreme conspiracy theorists instead of investigating very important and real events.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  80. alienhulk2099

    No way, I can not stand to see that idiot for free, let alone pay money to see him

    April 8, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  81. Gaz of Oz

    Why are my comments consistently "awaiting moderation?" The comments are innocuous enough. Does someone dislike Aussies?

    April 8, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  82. Martie in Gardner MA

    Only if the theatre hands out a barf bag when I buy my ticket

    April 8, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  83. Chuck in MO

    I can't stand to look at that monkey faced moron when he's even on
    the news which is altogether too frequently. I certainly wouldn't throw
    good money away to see a movie about him.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  84. Kimberly from Dallas

    I would love to see this movie! I bet it would be amusing and fun to watch how Bush might act when he is only surrounded by neo cons. Americans need a laugh these days anyway... 🙂

    April 8, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  85. Jim

    I have already watched 7 1/2 years of this bad movie. I have no interest in being reminded of the scenes I may have already forgotten. The popcorn is stale and the soda is flat. It is time for a new movie.

    Dubuque, IA

    April 8, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  86. Mike in St. Pete Beach, Florida

    I'd sooner wash a cadaver. And I am a HUGE Oliver Stone fan and always will be.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  87. IFEANYI AZUBIKE Houston, Texas

    I will only see the movie if Jack or Bush will pay for the ticket and popcorn. Why on earth does anybody wish to remind us of the horrors of the past eight years. I hope stone will confess that the talk about the movie is a tasteless April fools joke. Won't the film make us relieve torture of prisoners, a failed economy, lost homes. inefficient aid to louisiana, failed and needless war in Iraq, go-it-alone foreign policy, listening in on intimate relational conversations, blind loyalty to China and Russia? Which of the catastrophies does stone want to immortalize? I appeal to Stone to please save us the pains of the 'environmental' disasters of the past eight years. McCain is already an unpleasant reminder of those pains. Please Stone.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  88. David from Ft. Myers,FL

    I don't need to see the movie, Jack. Myself and the rest of the country have lived the insanity for the past 7 years. Pass the popcorn, please!

    April 8, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  89. Harry

    I am not sure about going to see the movie, but one thing is a sure bet, considering the release date is after Bush leaves office. Critics will proclaim it the "feel good" movie of the year.


    April 8, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  90. Julie, NY

    My desire to see "W" is about as high as my desire was to see the movie "9/11" after it came out, or as high as people's desires were to see a Titanic movie immediately after it sank. Movie producers have to be more sensitive about making movies immediately after (or during) tragic events. We all need a mourning period- perhpas in 30 years, so that way we can cast an older Dicaprio as George 'W' shouting from on top of the president's desk in the Oval Office- I'm the king of the world!!!

    April 8, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  91. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    I sure will.......Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be - like the reality of yesterday - an illusion tomorrow. And that is what the movies are all about.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  92. chryssa

    I'd go, but the theater's on the other side of town and I'm running on fumes.

    Boise, Idaho

    April 8, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  93. George Wilson

    Just hearing Bush's voice gives me heartburn. Don't think I could stand an entire movie about him without tossing my cookies. Guess what I am trying to say is that George Bush makes me sick.....

    April 8, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  94. J. Onofre - CA

    No way if Bush is receiving royalties.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  95. Patricia

    Jack, I've lived for almost 8 years under this Toerag as President. The reaon I don't think Mr. Stone should make a movie about this President until we have the investigation of this President & "Dead-eye" Dick & all of the illegal things they've done. If any of those illegal acts make it to the "big screen" before we are able to put them on trial then they can't be charged with those illegal acts. I would hope Mr. Stone can wait 5 or 10 years before he makes this movie.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  96. Lance in Texas

    I already saw "Animal House"... Don't need to see "Otter Goes To Washington."...

    April 8, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  97. Marc Seattle Wash.

    Only if it shows Pres. Bush with his pitchfork and devil horns.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  98. sam3dogs ( Steve A. Moore ) Smithton, Mo.

    Jack, the only two things I want to see about George Bush are him leaving office for good, and his obituary.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  99. annec, glenside pa

    Good Heavens, NO. I am living it everyday with this stupid war, the troop loss, the cost of gasoline and food. Why, in heavens name would I want to throw away $10 or $12 to see a movie about the jerk. I could buy a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread with that money.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  100. Rob G

    "W" Kinda looks like two thumbs down to me, Jack.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  101. Leah DiMarco, TX


    I probably won't watch the Bush film,
    I will watch 'Hillary: The Movie' on the internet for a second time. If you haven't seen it yet I suggest you pop some popcorn, watch it, and then tell all your friends.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  102. Denny, Midland, Tx

    I wonder what the name of the movie will be?
    I think a good title would be, "Goofy goes to War".

    April 8, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  103. mary


    April 8, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  104. Al, Lawrence KS

    I just hope there won't be a sequel to "W"..."Jeb".

    April 8, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  105. earl illingsworth

    Yes, I would go see the movie, most definitely. But unfortunately I'd have to wait for it to come to a "Dollar Night Special", if it stays in the theaters that long. Afterall,a dollar is quite a deal, seeing we've been "Bush-Wacked" for eight years.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  106. Jon, Austin, TX

    No desire to see this movie. If I want to see a mocked-up version of poorly run politics, I just turn on the news every day and see what the Clinton campaign is up to.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  107. Peter Pan Fairview, Texas

    Why? We all lived through it for almost 8 years. I mean I like horror movies but after spending almost 8 years glued to the TV set waiting for the next disaster to happen I don't care if I ever see another scary movie. The only fast thing Congress did in 8 years was get us in to a war in Iraq and Afghanistan over night. Everything else they do comes slower then a snails pace. Well, except the pork barrel spending that is fast and furious and they pass it through congress with lightning speed. All of this would have to be in the movie because they were every bit at fault as George Bush was.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  108. Chuck Warren,Ohio

    No, No, No, No.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  109. Darth Vadik

    I can't wait to see this movie, I hope they use the "Bush on the Couch" book to get into some real personal Bush behaviour traits.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  110. Ralph at NYC

    Jack, perhaps after the elections. Right now, I am interested in the future, and Bush represents the past.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  111. Dave Temple

    Jack I don't know about you, but I have lived this nightmare for the last 7 years. There is no way I could sit for another 5 minutes to see how things have gone. I am not even sure G.W. knows the truth about his Presidency. maybe we should ask Dick to brief him on the truth about what really happened.

    I only hope that G.W. has an escort back to his ranch on the 20th of January 2009...

    April 8, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  112. Tom Smith, Madison, Wisconsin

    Jack, I would not miss it. I am sure it will be the greatest film since Pinocchio!

    April 8, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  113. JeninTexas


    April 8, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  114. Andre / Florida

    Is it a comedy? If it is, then it’s a must see, because his weekly sitcom is a hoot!!!

    Miami, Florida

    April 8, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  115. Bruce St Paul MN

    I wonder how much "truthyness" will be allowed. Will he show an administration going to war by mistake, or a cunning administration getting the access to oil and more for Chevron and Halliburton? Will he show a group devoted to supply-side tax cuts because they believe it will actually work, or because they know it won't but they can get away with it? To view this group as bunglers is a mistake. They just have goals that don't coincide with ours. They have been pretty good at getting what they want, and avoiding any personal consequences. If they were actually trying to act in the best interests of our country, they would have to be seen as completely incompetent and ignorant. I don't think that's who they are. they are more dangerous than that.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  116. skollieboy

    LOL! Caricature? How can any moviemaker ever make out Bush to be any worse or over the top than he already is? How can you make a caricature of the world's archetypal caricature? I would only watch this movie if it documented (a la Michael Moore) all the impeachable offenses that the media has allowed to go 'unpunished'. No – to be quite honest – I couldn't endure being reminded of the misdeeds of this miscreant for one second longer than absolutely necessary. I cannot even stomach watching him on the evening news!

    April 8, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  117. Len, Colorado

    Never. Eight years was enough.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  118. Janie from North Potomac, MD

    The answer is NO. Why would I want to support Oliver Stone? He is trash and his movies are trash. Hope you are not supporting him Jack?

    April 8, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  119. Diva in Pennsylvania


    Wag the Dog meets an extra-long episode of 24...

    Jack, let's wait until it hits "on-demand", grab a bottle of vino and laugh our little hearts out!

    April 8, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  120. Jed from Chico, CA

    It's going to be like one of those 'based on a true story' movies like 'Walking Tall' or 'Eight Below' which is 5% true and 95% made-up crap. I'm no fan of our 43rd president, but I think we should wait and see how the story ends before we start making movies about the man. When Stone did 'JFK' and 'Nixon' those guys were already dead and the moment of their legacy decades past. Let history evaluate his decisions and the repurcussions. We need a bit more fallout before we can truly judge Bush 43. Who knows? He just may end up not being the worst president, ever.

    April 8, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  121. Michael Krauss Woodmont, CT

    How could I see this thing after just barely living through it for the past eight years??????????? Good old Oliver Stone must believe that he has a market out there. Come January 20, 2009 I for one will be watching carefully that #1 the copter departs from the US Capitol grounds, #2. it lands at Andrews and #3 Air Force 1 is actually takes off and heads to Texas–or beyond!

    April 8, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  122. Rhiannon

    After having lived "Bush: the Nightmare" for 8 years, I would have to be nuts to continue that with "Bush the Movie". Just hand me the popcorn.
    Little Rock

    April 8, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  123. Shawn

    I will see this film most def I love bush!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  124. Rob (Tri-Cities, WA)

    As good a director as Oliver Stone is, a Bush movie is a movie that demands a genius touch that Stone lacks. The most original way to portray this Bush nightmare era would be as a frightening "black comedy," a la "Dr. Strangelove." Only a director with the wicked satirical talents of the late Stanley Kubrick could pull this kind of film off.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  125. bobby

    Left wing Liberal movie I want one that tells the truth about Hillary and how crooked she and Bill are. BOB

    April 8, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  126. Tommy in Kentucky

    WHO in their right mind would want to rehash all the lies and blunders that this administration has ACCOMPLISHED. The name for the movie should be called " DUYBA and the GOONIES. I bet W. want sit thru the movie if he even attempts to watch it, mom and pop might watch and brag THATS MY BOY.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  127. Jonathan Evans from San Jose, CA

    No, it couldn't be less slanted than Fox News!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  128. shrike, Atlanta, Ga

    Brokeback Mountain has been made – and I am not JUST talking about the movie. I am referring to the debt burden Cheney and Bush left us.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  129. John

    I always watch at least one movie with terrible subject matter and bad jokes every week.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  130. Sam

    No, I won't. I can't wait for the movie: Obama: Yes we can!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  131. Tony From Pa

    Not interested in political Science Fiction .

    April 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  132. steve

    I won't see it for the following reason:
    It already pisses me off to see the real bush on TV and I couldn't bear to sit through a movie for several hours getting pissed off even more.

    if it's half as bad about the portrayal of bush and the white house as the article claims about reviewers of the script, i think it will have a hard time finding an audience.
    the dems don't want to sit through it for reasons similar to my own (though some might, as they like getting all worked up over bush).
    and republicans won't see it be/c it's going to be touted as a bush bashing film.

    – steve the liberal democrat

    April 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  133. Samuel

    I'll wait for it to come on Netflix, that way I can fast forward and watch how not to be stupid. Stupid is stupid does.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  134. Jonathan Evans from San Jose, CA

    Naah, because it couldn't be less slanted than Fox News.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  135. C K

    Don't watch the movie, watch the PBS Frontline shows on Bush and the Iraq War. (They're available free online too!)

    April 8, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  136. Lauren

    why do you need to watch the movie when the whole drama is unfolding as it is??? i can't believe this administration still gets...what 31% of american support? that is depressing, to say the least.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  137. Jeremiah

    Absolutely not. The President has made enough of a legacy in his tenure. I believe most people are just trying to forget about him. There is no reason to try to immortalize him any further. It doesn't matter what kind of movie about Bush is made, whether it is a stirring drama or a humorous Pixar movie with talking animals, I just want to move on.

    -written in VA

    April 8, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  138. Andrew

    I need to see the trailer before I can decide. This is premature...

    April 8, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  139. Phil from Toledo

    What a waste! A movie about Bush? Pffft.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  140. Danny

    Yeah I am with Keith we lived through it for 71/2 years only 6 months to go, can't say the same for our Boys in Iraq. No need to see anything that even remotely has to do with President Bush. I've seen enough already

    April 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  141. W Edmonds

    Who will want to see a movie about a "shrub" ?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  142. Sunae

    I wouldn't mind seeing it, what the heck everybody needs a good laugh every now and then.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  143. Kevin (Brooklyn, NY)

    Absolutely. Can't wait. Is Cheney going to be wearing the Darth Vadar costume?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  144. Judson

    So who's going to play George Bush? Verne Troyer.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  145. Simon

    Yes when hell freezes over then I will see the movie. These Hollywood people still don't get it. These political movies don't sell! and he is 8 years too late in doing this movie. Stone must be "stone drunk" when he decided to do this. It will be the biggest bomb.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  146. Sam V, Lutz FL

    I have much respect for Mr. Stone, but I'm not interested in seeing anything that has to do with Bush. I can't stand his administration. I can't stand him. I can't stand the way he embarrasses himself every time he speaks. I can't stand his face. I can't stand his policies. I can't stand the fact that he's still the president after all of the lying and deceit. I can't stand his name. Eight years is plenty. I'm not about to spend 90 more minutes of my life dealing with him.

    Jack, what I'm getting at here is, "No!"

    April 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  147. Walter Samora

    The only way I would watch it if it ultimately ends with them dying.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  148. Irishspacemonk

    Not unless the conclusion shows criminal Bush being sentenced to life in prison for war crimes.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  149. Linda Frantz-Bush

    Good Lord NO! I can't imagine paying my hard earned money (what's left of it) to see W. I don't want to see him now when I can do it for free.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  150. Tom in DC

    Haven't we paid enough, and haven't we seen enough of this clown? Lieberman can have my ticket.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  151. Susan from Twentynine Palms, CA

    I would not be interested in seeing it, but then, I have never cared for the horror flick genre.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  152. leester

    i'll be happy to watch it as a rerun on tv.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  153. Tim

    Only if Frank Caliendo was portraying Bush.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  154. Rosemary

    There is already so much negativity; I don't understand why Mr Stone can't use his time, money and influence for something more worthwhile.
    No, I wouldn't go see this movie. Stone should stick with fiction. Oh, but it sounds like he is doing that!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  155. Judy

    Of course not! After 8 years of totally biased anti-Bush propaganda aired almost 24/7 for free on the internet and the news, why would I care to pay to hear more completely anti-productive garbage?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  156. Linda, Titusville FL

    Jack...As nauseated at the mention of his name, I will wait until it's on DVD. I'm going to plant myself on the couch, have a ton of popcorn and laugh my tushy off! Probably will be the best comedy of the year. I'm also waiting to see if the GOPers are going to try and stop this film from being released – who knows – they might try to have Oliver Stone transported to Gitmo – "yer either with us or against us, pardner" – wouldn't put it past 'em!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  157. Patti

    Probably not...keep thinking about the morning after the last election...came to work and told all–and I mean all–the Republican employees "God help us all".. it makes me sick to know how right I was.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  158. Karl in CA

    Only if it's a Cole Porter musical. You know, "Don't Fence Me In', for the Texas years, "What is this thing called love", when he meets Laura, "You're the top", to Dick Cheney who comes back with "Let's misbehave". "Anything goes" for torturing at Gitmo, "Be a clown" for Rummy's war mongering, "Experiment" for the Iraq war and "Love for sale" for Condi Rice's foreign policy trips. Busby Berkley can do the choreography.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  159. Walter

    Why would I want to know the truth about Bush? No one cared about knowing the truth about WMDs. It is easier to ignore the problems Bush has bequeathed to America.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  160. Thomas from Germany

    Of course I'm gonna watch it. You have to look at all aspects of a thing to really be able to give your opinion. And I say this as one of the few Bush supporters in Europe.

    Thomas from Germany

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  161. Tony Britt

    Why?? We've been watching a national comedy that turned into a national tragedy for the past 8 years. What's new that hasn't been in re-runs for years now. "That's My Bush"- captured the essence of W out of the gate- and that ws 7 years ago. Bring back Timothy Bottoms.

    Tony Britt
    Chatham, NJ

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  162. Danny

    Nope, President Bush has been demonized enough by the media and hollywood since he took office. Why waste my time on a movie that we already know will portray him in a negative way?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  163. Kevin-Seattle

    This rank right up there with the other "must see" movies (Rocky, Rambo and Speed Racer)...Come on Jack, did you really ask this question?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  164. coldwarkid

    Yes, I will see the movie. I will invite my friends to see the movie. Together we will shamefully laugh at the state of such a sacred office.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  165. Troy

    Oh boy!! Why is America so obsessed with the punisher. Le this shell of a man go baq to the cave from which he came from. Yes, and I mean BAQ!!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  166. sshap56


    If I want to see a movie filled with lies, I'll go see Al Gore's movie about Global Warming.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  167. Dan

    duh off course, why not? is it TABOOO!!! oh my goodness dont watch the evildoers.

    Yes I will see it. My opinion is alreayd formed of mr Bush.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  168. Anne/Seattle

    I have no respect for either President Bush or Oliver Stone. I do not intend to see Stone's film because like Bush, Stone is a self-absorbed man who is interested in his own agrandizement rather than to some higher purpose.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  169. John Santoro

    I turn the channel when Bush comes on. Why would I want to pay to see this work of fiction? we have been living it since Jnauray od 200.

    John Santoro

    April 8, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  170. Octavius- Hartwell, GA

    Of course I would go see this movie. Can't wait for the sequel, Jeb should be hilarious.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  171. Velle In Halifax

    Jack I'd be more interested if Woody Allen made a movie about Duh-Duh-Dubya. If you're going to make a movie about the viliage idiot, then an intellectual clown could present Duh-Duh in the best 'light' he could hope for.
    Alas, where is Walt Disney when you need him?

    What's David Lynch doing these days"

    April 8, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  172. Don (vancouver, canada)

    I'd prefer to see a movie that attempts to answer the question "how could so many people elect this chump the second time around?"

    The biggest fans of this man must be the enemies of America, as has diminished American world power and influence significantly.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  173. Michael

    Hell, why not? It can't be any worse than the real thing.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  174. Rob Klatzkin

    No need to see the movie.
    We are living it!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  175. steve

    Isn't 8 years of seeing this clown enough? I will not waste my money. 1.20.09 can't get here soon enough.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  176. Tim - Lansdale, PA

    No. Why would I spend $12 and two hours of my time watching a movie about an individual who I will spend the rest of my life trying to forget.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  177. Allen

    After reading most of the posts, I am convinced that Mr. Stone can find a vast audience of ignorant Americans to watch his film. As is evident in the posts, most Americans are sipping their morning coffee without a clue on what is going on in the world around them. Regardless if you agree with President Bush or not, there is a real threat to western moral values from radical islamists. I am wondering when Americans will wake up to that...

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  178. Jerry Wilson

    Why would anyone watch a movie about a previledged, and thoughtless bore. It wood be more intertaining watching grass grow.

    Jerry Wilson

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  179. Laura from Summit, NJ

    No, I think I've seen quite enough of President Bush, thanks.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  180. bob in California


    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  181. Joe

    Jack, NO, NO, No, I have seen enough of Bush for the past 8 years.

    Marlboro, MA

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  182. Jon

    Not a chance. People are nuts if they think Oliver Stone could produce anything objective let alone worth 10 dollars and 2 hours.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  183. bobby

    I agree with previous comments regarding the fact that we have been living this nightmare for 7 1/2 years now. Why do we need a movie to describe the mess we are in now

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  184. Mary Steele

    If it shows things that leads to his conviction and incarceration for treason.

    Mary Steele
    Yorktown VA

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  185. PeterWillZion

    Will the movie include a segment about how Congress went along?
    In a republic the president does not rule by himself.
    Congress is culpable.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  186. James Martin

    Aren't there more uplifting and moral people to film the lives of? We need hope and encouragement now not the display of an idiot monkey who has single-handedly nearly destroyed this country.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  187. Kathleen, Clayton NC

    Most biopics tailor the facts a bit in the interest of good movie-making. I'm sure this will be no exception. But if only 10% of the Bush administration's atrocities presented in Oliver Stone's film are true, it should be enough to make every American's hair stand on end. We should be learning as much as we can about Bush's subversion of this once great democracy–however we can. It's our duty as Americans.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  188. Mike

    Only if it ends the same way Musulini ended in Italy

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  189. Brian in Laguna Beach

    will they be serving drinks before, during & after?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  190. Joe U. from Austin, Texas

    I will wait for W to show up on "Dancing with the Stars", reliving the last 8 years doesn't interest me.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  191. Jason, San Diego

    Honestly, with the way Bush has slandered and embarrassed the American people over the last seven years, I would revel in two hours of big-screen humiliation of the most un-American man to hold office in my lifetime. We all loved Will Ferrel's Bush, we've tuned in to Comedy Central's "Where's My Bush," we love to hear Olbermann's nightly count of days since "Mission Accomplished," and "Little Bush" has its viewers: I think a biopic from Stone is the next logical step. No one watches an Oliver Stone flick to learn; we watch his films for his interesting take on our world and to think about the questions he poses, often in a new way. I'll be there, maybe even with an American flag on my lapel.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  192. Rita Rubin

    If I ever feel I need to be depressed I will go to see the film. Otherwise I'll go see a MUSICAL.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  193. Mig

    No. The country has already lived through 7 1/2 years of colossal ineptitude and arrogance with this President. Why should any of us pay money to endure more of the same?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  194. Chris LLewellyn

    Yes I'm going to see it, Stone has done some great work. The folks who voted for 'W' should be forced to watch it, so they can see how head-up-ass more than half of this country is.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  195. Zachary Taylor

    Hello CNN Crew,

    I live in Montreal Canada and I can assure you most people up here to the North would be more than interested to see Oliver Stone's take on the Bush Administration. As The President's second term finally wraps up, it would be nice to see the inner workings of what the USA and the rest of the world have fallen victims to over the last eight years.

    Zac Taylor

    April 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  196. Bruce - IL

    Based on what the biographers said this will not be an accurate portrayal of President Bush. Like him or not the President of the United States deserves an accurate description of his life.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  197. Matt (Harrisburg, PA)

    I would rather watch Alvin and the Chipmunks in a constant loop then go to a movie that reminds me of the way life is now. Weren't movies supposed to take you to a place you have never been and wisk you away from the world you are in?

    Obviously not by another ridiculous film by Oliver Stone. Start the movie without me.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  198. Nick Masesso jr.

    Oliver Stone is a national treasure.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  199. Bryan

    Sounds like a giant snooze fest. Stone, de Palma, and ilk are so obsessed with Bush bashing they are willing to sacrifice their reputations in order to make bad movies with anti-Bush or anti-Iraq messages that fail to interest anyone but themselves. Why do these attempts fail? Because even the most ideological of the left know when a movie is just BS posing as docu-drama. Redacted anyone? Yeah...big success. "W" – the big summer action movie? Give me a break...

    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  200. Don Blue Springs, Missouri

    yea, it will be interesting. Maybe when he is seen dancing on the table we will think of him in a different light.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  201. KDR

    I'm thrilled to see Stone's latest work. Americans who are afraid of having their thoughts provoked, of being challenged ideologically no matter what their backgrounds, are frightened of the very thing that is most worth fighting for. I hope this latest work is as challenging as his previous material.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  202. Lil Trumbull

    No. I won't watch the movie. I can't stand to look at him that long.
    The sight of him makes me want to throw up.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  203. Graham

    I am not a Bush supporter by any means and never have been, but Oliver Stone is the James Frey of film making. I wouldn't see this movie if someone paid for my ticket, and that is entirely Stone's fault, not George's.


    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  204. Robert Smith

    I can't stand to see him on the news! Why in the heck would I sit through an entire movie!? Unless of course it is a comedy. Is it a comedy?

    Robert Smith
    Columbia, MD.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  205. Lizzie Borden

    It makes me feel great to know that we have all of these perfect people out here in this blog.

    In case any of you need any more rocks I have a pile right here for you. :)(:

    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  206. richard, Singapore

    It is a same to how Americans typify themselves with there our self righteous rhetoric. I will agree that Bush's presidency has it flaws, but the mere fact that Stone can make his movie and not mee the same condemnation as some current films prove that Bush has done something right. All the above comments about War crimes shows just how ungrateful they are. Try living in another country and say the things that you read, and you will truly see how spoilt and arrogrant some of you are. Continue your enthusiam and support for political candidate that pander to your "rock star" media and give promises and hopes but can provide no real substance. I will not go see the movie.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  207. Jason Honolulu, HI

    sure, why not.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  208. Ted

    No. I've had enough of Bush.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  209. James

    it will be just as good as that paris hilton movie that only made $20,000.00 and they both were not worth that much!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  210. high treason

    I hope the film discusses the election fraud and lack of political will by the Democrats and journalists to make it a real issue for investigation. Are we all too ashamed to admit the elections were stolen, and we have a selected not elected president. If we dont bring this out in the light, it will happen again, and the results even more disastrous, for our fellow Americans and who ever is in our war path.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  211. Ted

    So.......we have a movie made by a high school dropout about a college graduate. I'm no fan of Bush, but Oliver Stone is no historian, and he has consistently been unable to provide an accurate, sober depiction of any historical event or proceedings without inserting his own political agenda.

    Does anyone think he himself would be a good president? He's a hack!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  212. George in Chicago

    Whether you like Bush or hate him, going to anything by Oliver Stone is a waste of time. His loose playing with the facts, as well as his personal feelings, make any interpretation of history questionable.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  213. John

    Nope, nor any other Stone film. Trash!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  214. Michael in Columbus

    Absolutely. I think that most people question how history will look at Bush's presidency. This movie may have an impact on how that event is looked at, just as Stone impacted many peoples' historical view of the JFK assassination.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  215. Ellen White

    Can't wait to see it. Oliver Stone is a genius. His movies are exceptional. I'm ready to laugh my head off, and weep over the tragedy.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  216. Jake

    Yes I would. And I'd watch it the same way I look at a car accident: with morbid curiosity.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  217. Ralph

    I would like to see an honest movie about George W. Bush's rise to the presidency......the Rise of the 1st American Dicator. Stone's movies are always distortions of the truth. They're like when the national news reported Mt. St. Helens dumped 2 feet of ash on Yakima, Wa. We actually got 2 inches. Rick, Yakima, Wa.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  218. chip jenkins

    I would go see repeated viewings of a movie about the impeachment of George Bush. When it came out on DVD, I'd hold weekly screenings. I would play it every night before bed, and let it lull me to peaceful slumber.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  219. Ed

    Yes I'd watch it. I hope it portrays him as the worst president in history (the truth) so that in the future people watch it and realize that it's his fault their quality of life is not as good it could be.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  220. Joe, Walnutport, PA

    No! To make a movie about a sitting president during a time of war would require special care, honesty and integrity from the filmmaker. Stone’s drive to have the movie out before the November 2008 election, and also knowledge of his past films, puts high doubts in my mind about his true intentions.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  221. Tony

    I would like to see. I wish the politicians that supported and got associated with his regime should be forced to see it as well. People who voted for him should also see it.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  222. John Harper


    What does it even matter at this point what people say or do about Bush. This government, democrats and Republicans, have taught this country one thing and one thing only. That we are a nation of men, not of laws. international laws, our own laws, none of them matter so long as you can keep people busy worrying about American Idol and heat payments and food, then they can get away with destroying an entire civilization, but without a decent media to question those in power, tyrants will rule these united states forever.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  223. Ann

    I usually don't like tragedy but I'll probably see this one. Stone like Bush lives in a parallel universe.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  224. Leah

    Bush is the Best President since Abraham Lincoln. I will watch anything that has him as the central character! Even something done by Oliver Stone!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  225. Phillip in Santa Fe

    Do I look like a masochist ?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  226. Robert in New York City

    Until lately there was little criticism of what I believe will turn out to be the most corrupt Administration in our history. Sure I'll go see Stone's film. But I hope that seeing the film doesn't leave people thinking that's all they have to do. The last eight years has seen big crimes, not the least of which is this illegal war. When will our elected officials step up to the plate, up to and including putting Impeachment back on the table. And when will the media start reporting the truth rather than Beltway wisdom and press room handouts.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  227. Paula from Alberta

    Stone's movie is a comedy right???" The Decider " starring Dana Garvey... ?? That I would see!! Full of hillbilly screw ups and bumblings , miss spoken words and foul ups.. it would be hilarious!!
    Otherwise.. no.. horror films are not my thing.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  228. Bob Segal

    It's hard too believing and watching the real thing why would I waste my time on a fictional version of the fiaco?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  229. Tommy New Jersey

    I would rather pound nails into my forehead !! It's going to be a hatchet job. If I want to watch a fantasy film I'll watch Lord of the Rings.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  230. Mike, Carver, MN


    Oliver Stone can certainly make a good movie. But let's not forget that most of his movies are pure fiction. He seems to be mired in conspiracy theories and loves to put things in movies that are never proven to be fact. Yet, when people watch the movie they believe every word he says.
    It's great if you watch his movies as pure entertainment but if you watch them to base opinions on real life matters then you need to get a life and realize that things are never as good as they seem and they are never as bad as they seem.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  231. Linda

    No, I don't put money in the pockets of the Hollywood elitists, that try to make political statements. Just shut up and act or direct – I don't give a fig what they think. If I were looking for Hollywood to give me the facts on anything I would be very uneducated and gullible. Just entertain us and keep your no so profound opinions to yourself.

    And for the record – I don't even buy their crap when it's in the $3.99 bin.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  232. Eric Tanner

    No. How could a fictional account even begin to compare with the nightmarish reality of the past seven plus years?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  233. Joe Grieco

    Frankly, I lost interest in seeing Oliver Stone movies after Platoon! It's like watching Chris Carter ("X-Files" creator) projects on steroids!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  234. Nancy, Cunningham, TN

    Absolutely NOT. As my Dad would have said if he were still alive, "I'd just as soon see a dog fight." I've lived through his rise to power and saw it all. All the blunders, all the mistakes, all the not caring about the American people...ALL. No movie could ever top the day to day account of the George Bush presidency that we all have seen!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  235. Rob

    Unfortunately, most of the responders to this entry seem to represent why are headed to being a "former" Superpower. President Bush has had to make tough and unpopular decisions. This country has fallen prey to the "do what's superficial, easy and popular" vs. the "do what is right" mentality. Which explains O'bama's popularity.
    The world is a far better place without the likes of Suddam Hussein but we had to take some tough steps to get there. God forbid, this country of spoiled rotten brats can't handle the tougher side of being the worlds positive Superpower. All I have to say to this group is – if you think the world is a big, bad place now – just wait until we're NOT the only Superpower. China, S. Korea, etc. will not be nearly so delightful to the rest of the world.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  236. Ken

    The truth is bad enough. I don't think Oliver Stone's take on the reality of the Bush administration is worth enduring.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  237. Peter Gold

    Sure, why not. I'm always up for a slap stick comedy!!! Actually, now that I think about it, if the storyline weren't so sad but true, it might be funny.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  238. Nick

    Of course Stone had to take liberties with the film; if he told the truth about Der Shrimpanse the movie would be rated 'XXXXXXXXX' and no one would be allowed in.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  239. Ralph, Long Island, NY

    Considering the topic, I'm a little confused. What genre is this film suppose to be? Comedy, horror, or some surreal combination like Porky's Alien Aventures.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  240. Ken H.

    I will just be glad when this man is out of office; an office he has disgraced, abused, and sold to oil interests, religious fanatics, and who knows who in order to fund this war that Bush started. I have seen Presidents as far back as Eisenhower, who, Republican or Democrat, were honorable men (course, there's Nixon!). Not Bush. He has disgraced the Constitution, endorsed torture, drained our Treasury, and is responsible for the sadness of over 4000 families and counting. He is an ignorant, vicious, oppositional hate-monger. And WE are responsible as well to even put up with him, because in general, it seems that people are either lazy, stupid, or apathtic about their own country. Wonder why gas is high? YOU don't say anything about it. Wonder why Bush is in office? YOU put him there. Stone is making the wrong movie. It should be about why a country as vast, generous, intelligent, and magnanimous as ours could let themselves be coerced into the mess we have due to this man.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  241. DC Viewer

    No. History will be kinder to the memory of George W. Bush than it will to that of Oliver Stone. Mr. Stone has consistently displayed an obvious political agenda and disregard for the truth. I get enough BS masquerading as fact from politicians of all stripes without the need to throw my money away on another Oliver Stone screed.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  242. Sue Gill

    I will go to see the film by Oliver Stone. I like this director's work almost as much as I dislike the works of George W Bush.
    I would rather watch the impeachment proceedings for this president, along with his cohort, Dick Cheney.

    Sue Gill in Juneau, Alaska

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  243. Mike

    I hope that after Oliver Stone makes this movie, it flops and causes him immense financial ruin. That way, we will never have to be entertained by his trashy & mostly fictional movies again.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  244. Rob, In PA

    This movie is going to tank. The Bush haters are sick of seeing anything about him and have had enough of him, and the supporters don't want to see anything that will put him in a bad light.
    History will judge him and his presidency. As a DVD when we are all past this crap, the movie will be watched, as were other disastrous movies.

    Movies about events, released too close to the event are rarely, if ever, successful.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  245. Jerry

    And who will play the part of President Bush? Pee Wee Herman?

    Will it be playing at the Drive-In-Theatres?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  246. Micheal Salerno

    I wouldn't waste my time or money on anything Oliver Stone does!

    And especially anything to do with BUSH!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  247. Jen

    Why would we want to see a depiction of the Bush/Cheney fiasco? We're living the nightmare in real time! And we can't seem to wake up.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  248. John Fracchia

    Not in the least. Oliver Stone's tendency to play loose with the facts aside, eight years of the actual Bush presidency is enough for me. I don't need to pay $10.00, plus concessions for a two hour dramatized recap. Besides, if I want to watch a good horror film, I'll rent Psycho.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  249. Chris

    No,, I'll stay home and use the money saved by not going to buy myself a gallon of gas.

    Pray for the USA.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  250. Charlie from Raleigh

    What's the name of the movie "Dumb and Dumber 2"?? I'll pass.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  251. Kab

    Ya why not. I always wanted to know how a President can be so dumb.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  252. George, NYC

    Yes, but Stone should wait until W and his cronies (including Fox News) are long gone, so they no longer have the ability to pull and keep the wool over our eyes.

    My guess for Stone not waiting is because I suppose he needs the evil fresh.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  253. Mike

    Typical, the liberal media in this country will not stop until they’ve beat the dead horse beyond recognition. OK liberals, we get it, your not a big fan of Bush, but guess what, he’s leaving office in less than a year, so do the United States a favor and just stop your complaining. As for all you who remarked about hate crimes in store for Bush and Cheney, why don’t you take a history lesson, I don’t hear you calling for hate crimes for any of the terror regimes around the world, only in your own country, and the only reason your mad is that you don’t your way, like a spoiled toddler you scream and cry until you get your way. All of you need to grow up, and anyone supporting this film should just leave America.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  254. TS

    No way!... JFK was almost completely made up so why wouldn't this one be also. Its funny how dumb people are because they actually believed things he puts in his movies. The only thing the movie will do is make the rest of the world think worse of us. We have enough on our hands right now.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  255. Bill

    No. Eventually I hope the Bush Nightmares will go away without paying a shrink. Please don't let them do this movie Jack. At least not while any of us are still living.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  256. patriotic US citizen against ignorant US "war"

    It is conflicting...anything anti-bush is a plus for democracy and for U.S. citizen rights.....

    then again, bush makes any real American puke......

    so, no...I will just donate to impeach bush....bush/cheney are already war criminals in a few U.S. cities, if they go there, according to the law, they will go to jail.....but rules do not apply to them, anyway......

    April 8, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  257. GB in Los Angeles, California

    I turn the channel everytime that face or voice appears, so I will likewise avoid any movie about him. The sooner he's out of the picture completely, the better. 2009 can't come soon enough!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  258. Brian, Bloomington, IL

    I won't be seeing this, and not because of the film's supposed subject matter either. The fact is Oliver Stone hasn't made a good film in over ten years and the last film he directed that was based on relatively recent historical events (World Trade Center) was a melodramatic abomination. Oliver's best days are simply behind him.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  259. Darren S.

    Love Oliver Stone's work, hate the subject of the movie, Think I'll wait to hear a number of reviews of this movie before deciding;.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  260. Dan in Missouri

    No, I'm not interested in Hollywoods opinion beyond, their make believe world.

    Stone as most self-absessed stars can only protray life within the limits of his reality. Children should stay out of daddys office...

    April 8, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  261. Matt in Boston

    sure i'll see it... i love horror flicks!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  262. Kelly in Michigan

    I'd rather stick my arm in a meat grinder.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  263. Tom

    Oliver Stone is a completely moronic, liberal wacko. Why would anyone want to see any of his films? George Bush has done a fine job overall, and I find it humorous to see the liberals squirm as much as they do.

    The way to tell how well a Republican president is doing is by seeing how loud-mouthed and ridiculous liberal whiners get, and how much they start believing their own lies. I've seen more liberals whining in this presidency than those of Bush Sr. and Reagan, indicating that he's doing a pretty good job.

    These very same people were acting pretty stupid during the Reagan administration too, but it seems with the internet and all, there's more of a medium for them to display their wayward idiocy.

    Let me put it to you this way...George Bush has done a helluva better job than Bill Clinton ever dreamed of doing, or that John Kerry or Al Gore could have ever dreamed of doing. We're alot safer now because of him and his administration's work. We're alot more respected internationally too! (and international respect isn't a "popularity contest" with loser, socialist nations too, by the way) He's restored alot of respect that was lost during the hell of the Clinton administration.

    It's funny to now how messed up the Democratic Party really is: When you have good-for-nothing, habitually lying social psychopaths like Hillary Clinton (of all people...the worst of the worst) or race peddlars like Barack Obama...God help us if one gets elected! Just the thought of these two in the Oval Office scares me and most of the country.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  264. Kevin

    No thanks Jack. This movie would not even be made, except from what I understand it will be used at GITMO instead of waterboarding now. I think I'll just throw in my copy of "Apocalypse Now" and think about what might have been.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  265. Victor

    No, I will not be seeing it. I can not afford to put gas in my car in order to drive to the theater.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  266. patriotic US citizen against ignorant US "war"

    only if hugo chavez makes a cameo appearance insulting him and referring to him as "mr. danger".....

    April 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  267. Josh Maloney, Oakland, CA

    I bet Oliver Stone has done his homework and I very much welcome this movie. I guess we'll have to do with a movie if we can't try Bush for crimes against humanity.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  268. peter smallman

    No, only a first-class clown could play Bush. I suggest
    Steve Carell.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  269. Ugh


    Both the movie and your question are perfect examples of how much hate some people in our country have now...just another example of how much hollywood and the media have fueled the fire. Let's learn from our mistakes, and find solutions... quick bickering and reunite as a country.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  270. Leon....Great Falls, Montana

    Steve in Montana: Yeah, I like cowboy movies!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  271. Dan J

    A movie about "President" Bush. Wait a minute, I didn't elect him, you all did. But wait, every time I talk to people, they all say the same thing "we didn't elect him either". Wait a minute after the 2000 and 2004 election shams, did anyone ACTUALLY elect this man?

    Hopefully the movie will highlight this fact!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  272. mike

    What a bunch of Bush deranged lunatics. If things are so bad why are houses selling in my neighborhood, the big furniture mart so packed you can barely find a parking place, and the ball park sold out on opening day? Answer. They aren't that bad. But hey, you want Obama or Clinton? Fine with me. I've been here 60 years and remember that POS Carter. I can live through Obama.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  273. Nick Macnab

    Oliver Stone makes movies to entertain people and to make a profit, not to show historical accuracies about any event or the peoples he makes movies about. Oliver Stone's political movies have always been over the top in my opinion and are not worth paying to see in theaters. Save this one for a rental.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  274. Brad

    Gee, where are all the Democrats?

    I love seeing all of the politically-biased comments by people who wouldn't say anything nice about Bush or give him credit for anything regardless of whether it was true or not....and are all too happy to say negative things with no factual basis and no relevance to politics.

    Get over yourselves and your obsession with attacking a man personally whom you've never met. Vote how you want in the upcoming election and leave it at that.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:25 pm |
  275. Harold from Anchorage

    We're so sick of seeing the "real Bush" in speeches that this will be a very low priority in our entertainment line-up; way behind future remakes of "Planet of the Apes."

    April 8, 2008 at 4:25 pm |
  276. Nichelle Jones

    I am so tired of everyone complaining about George W Bush! At this point, I just want his termed to be over not because of the job he did or didn't do but just so the american people can find someone else to blame their own problems on!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:25 pm |
  277. Pat Leahy

    I wouldn't watch an Oliver Stone movie about Santa Claus.

    Pat, New Jersey

    April 8, 2008 at 4:25 pm |
  278. Matt

    I work at a movie theater, so I get in for free. I'll see it, but I feel like Stone has been on an artistic decline ever since Platoon.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  279. Steve

    I think this movie will fail at the box office b/c most of us are just glad this administration is almost over....if we could re-vote he'd been out a longtime ago...hands down worst Pres. ever.....I never loved Bill Clinton than right now....from Bill to W....and I'm a Republican....let's forget these 8 years happened.....

    April 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  280. Kate

    only if it's anti bush.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  281. Phil Russell

    Stone has proven he is purely an entertainer and NOT a historian. We have an entire generation that accepted his "JFK" lock, stock and barrel and it's a shame. Anyone who sees his movies should be forced to read a legal disclaimer: "This movie does not depict actual persons or events. Similar names are purely coincidental".

    Phil Russell
    Machesney Park, Illinois

    April 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  282. Dave

    No... not a true picture. Will be slanted toward left. More interesting would be one about the lying, cheating, corrupt, socialist (oops meant Democrat) Clintons. Neither party is perfect but nation's problems didn't start with Bush.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  283. Richard from TN

    Who is going to star as W? Donkey from Shrek comes to mind.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  284. Byron, Petaluma CA

    I get sick enough when I see him on TV. I don't want to see him anymore. Can't wait till him and his entire administration are gone. What a waste of 7 1/2 years.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  285. Joe

    Heck yes I'll see it! I love disaster flicks...

    Come to think of it, I love slapstick, horror, frat–boy and depressing flicks too! Wow...that's a 5-for-1 deal~~

    April 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  286. Steve - Parsippany NJ

    Stone can't portray Bush any stranger than what I read almost every day in the newspaper. Will I see this movie? In the immortal words of W's father, "not at this juncture"

    April 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  287. Dave from Maryland


    No way!

    I may be having a flashback to the 70's, but I've already seen it. It was called "Animal House" or was it "Apocalypse Now"?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  288. Fazio

    This would not appeal to me... I think the past 7 years have shown the incompetence and mismanagement of the Bush administration such that paying $10 at the movies would be a waste of money. As for Stone, I am not really into seeing his exaggerated and sensationalist portrayals of historical figures. I'll sit this one out.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  289. Roger

    NO! Stone should get a real job but what could someone with an IQ and sense of decency like his do for a living – beats me.

    What happened to our defamation of character laws in this country?

    Pleasanton, CA

    April 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  290. Nick A

    Going to see this movie is somewhat the equivalent of going to see a Michael Moore movie. Its a movie tailormade for people who already have decided what they think. It will obviously be denigrating, and likely biased as to the Screenwriters opinion.

    He may of read 17 books about George W Bush, yet if the majority of them have negative judgemental opinions about him how can he even claim to make a "fair, and true portrait" of him.

    History will Judge "W", while this vain attempt will just feed the ego of those who dislike him.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  291. Ken, Newton, NJ


    Of course I'll go see it. I love a good comedy. I can see the casting now... The whole original SNL crew. Chevy Chase in the lead role, with Ackroyd as "Don't call me Dick" Cheney.

    It'll be a blast to see how Stone interprets the goings-on over there during the last Imperial Presidency.

    And, if anyone thinks that Stone stretched the facts to fit his vision, all I can say is "So what".

    Newton, NJ

    April 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  292. Doug

    Absolutely not...........his movie "JFK" was insipid, based on discredited information, hearsay, and outright fiction.........and it has mislead many people about what happened in Dallas 11/22/1963. He is very much a fact-twisting ultra-liberal that would treat Bush about as fairly as Ann Coulter would treat Mr. Stone.............

    April 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  293. Matt

    People shouldn't equate filmmakers with Fox News. One makes art – the truth is optional – and one reports new, and the truth then, is required.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  294. cathy - Pa.

    I think Oliver Stone is a waste of air....he is so full of himself and thinks he's above it all. It will be years before a movie on President Bush can be made to tell the whole story. This is just another attempt at left winged Hollywood liberals trying to give the country one more black eye. No....I wouldn't waste my time.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  295. Kyle

    All the responses from CA and New England are adorable. All calling for war crime trials because thats exactly what they are told to believe by the media and their friends. I would see the movie in passing, but not in the theater. And a note for all you liberals and pathetic MA citizens, I STRONGLY encourage you to continue basing your views on what you see on MSNBC and mediamatters.org as it exposes your pathetic aging hippy mindset for what it is. And no I'm not a republican so you'll have to find another way of dismissing my comments.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  296. Daniel Lake, Plattsburgh, NY, USA

    I doubt it, but it depends on who plays "W".

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  297. John

    I think we have had enough of Bush. Beside who cares about two hicks from small town texas.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  298. Sherry

    No, I have better things to do. I don't put much stock in movies based on real people. Mr. Stone, instead of making a movie about President Bush – why don't you take the same amount of money you are spending on a movie hardly anyone will go see and donate to the people in Darfur. I am sure they would appreciate it. I think that is money well spent rather than a boring movie about someone you dislike. Believe me, you don't owe it to the American people to make a movie about President Bush.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  299. mskitty

    Good heavens, no. Does anyone reading this *honestly* think it's going to have a thing to do with reality? Seriously?
    I don't care what you think of the USA or this administration, lies are lies and I don't care to give Oliver Stone my hard-earned money to support him in the spreading of them.
    Stone panders to the worst of media-created and media-fed anti-US thinking. If I want to see a fantasy film it should at least be made with some quality and integrity.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  300. Chuck

    I wanna see it played in every church so that all the religious right can see how stupid they are to elect a foul mouth drunk with a C average in school who only cares about baseball . its about time this came out it needed to in 1999 and in 2003 before it was too late.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  301. Steve

    Wow. Where'd all these moonbats come from?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  302. Bill

    No, I'm living with the effects of his disasterous presidency. Why do I want to relive the pain?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  303. Mark

    Who cares! Some Republican will make a movie about the next Democatic president and we'll all be worse off for it. You "party" people crack me up! Neither party will fix the lack of immigration control, Social Security, over-the-top spending, getting us off foreign oil...and the list goes on and on. It's all about power and control. Once we're bankrupt, maybe you all will figure that out!!!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  304. Ashley

    I prefer my movies with a bit more actual historical perspective and a lot less Oliver Stone.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  305. Ray Taylor

    Only if he is in prison for the crimes he has committed in lying to
    the citizens of the United States, and causing the deaths of our
    young men who died to cover up the trumped up reasons he gave
    us to attack Iraq in the first place.

    Ray, NC

    April 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  306. Steve

    Bush is just an arrogant embarrassment to this country, just like his father! I don't want to see his face or hear his name on the evening news, so I certainly wouldn't PAY [devalued] money to see a movie that may serve to remind me of this eight year nightmare he has put us through!

    I don't care which one of the candidates wins the election, either. ANYONE HAS to be better than this clown!

    April 8, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  307. greg in Los Angeles

    Yeah, I'll surely see it. Love the man, love the job he's done for us and this country. I wish I could vote for him again, to be honest about it. He's been a pillar of strength for this country for the past 8 years and I thank my God for him almost daily.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  308. Diggy Zazz

    Well, I already saw "American Pie", so I figure that I've seen something pretty close.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  309. Jay


    I would watch the movie just to see what else I'm missing on W that I should know about. Of course, what all americans are experiencing right now is nothing short of a box office disaster, but hopefully those who still think this president is doing a good job can go see the movie and understand the facts, and realize that him and cheney really have not done anything to improve the daily american life. They've made it just more miserable.

    April 8, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  310. Butch - Memphis

    I'm only interested in seeing the trials of Bush, Cheney, & the "Let them eat cake," corporate robbers. Besides, who will be able to afford to go to the movies by this time next year?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  311. Wendy

    I have mixed feelings. I like Oliver Stone but wonder if I could sit through more of Bush. It seems that the past seven years have almost destroyed my sanity. Why would I want more?

    San Rafael, CA

    April 8, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  312. Jordan

    Despite the likely outrageous cost of admision, I'll be in line. Surely it can't help but be more honest than its subject has been. And far less violent. How can a film maker present a story more unbelievable than the reality he will be attempting to portray?

    April 8, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  313. Spencer Newman

    Oliver Stone has already defined himself as a political hack. Unfortunately, that taints anything he might right as being so grossly biased that the likelihood of getting accurate information is far too unlikely to warrant the cost of a ticket. I'm sure he has enough fans to keep him employed and writing, but he has managed to polarize the potential audience enough that he isn't likely to ever become main stream. Just another liberal cult fiction writer.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  314. Ben

    Jack, if this were about the president I might be interested, but we all know this film is about Oliver Stone. The man has made a career off of conspiracy theories and historical inaccuracies. Before filming has even begun, we are already hearing tales of how the truth has been twisted. I wouldn't mind watching the faults of our president as much as the next guy, but i prefer them to be factual.

    Towson, MD

    April 8, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  315. Bryan

    Sure, I'll see it, assuming I have $10 to spend on something so frivolous as a movie. Otherwise, I'll just keep living the Bush dream – shrinking paychecks, skyrocketing food costs, spiraling transportation costs, exponentially increasing bills, ruined credit and a student loan burden so heavy that my legs are breaking under the weight. The movie about Bush should be about people like me. Not to whine... but it really sucks for those of us who don't have a mommy and daddy in powerful places to help us out.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  316. James in Swamp Land

    nah , Stone is anti war almost as bad as the Moore freak , makes good fiction movies. Why not a movie on Clinton's and connection to China,

    April 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  317. Spencer Newman

    Oliver Stone has already defined himself as a political hack. Unfortunately, that taints anything he might write as being so grossly biased that the likelihood of getting accurate information is far too unlikely to warrant the cost of a ticket. I'm sure he has enough fans to keep him employed and writing, but he has managed to polarize the potential audience enough that he isn't likely to ever become main stream. Just another liberal cult fiction writer.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  318. Galen Struwe

    Cafferty, you might have a liberal biased group of readers here.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  319. MoreSnow

    I'll only go if it portrays Bush in a negative light. I'm too old for fairy tales.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  320. Meaghan, MI

    No, but only for the fact that Oliver Stone is a pretentious filmmaker.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  321. Willy Gutman

    Anything that unmasks the real "Dubbya" is long overdue. Anything that will give his admirers apoplexy is eagerly anticipated.
    W. E. Gutman
    Tehachapi, Calif.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  322. Anne Marie

    After reading your article, I would view the movie, just to see if all sides of the truth can still be told in the USA. These eight years have nothing that we can hold on to proudly from top leadership. i voted both times for Bush, but would never do that if I had the chance again. I look forward to the day when all branches of government were truly working for the people.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  323. Jon from Carbondale, Il

    But how do we know it ends? There's so many possibilities! It figures that Stone would exploit the controversy of this sorry excuse for an administration. After all this is the man that cashed in on Jim Morrison's life, JFK's death, Alexander the Great's homosexuality, and oh yeah the brave men and women of New York and their struggle during 9/11. What's next?
    Maybe a movie fraught with inaccuracies about the current primary season? Sam Jackson can play Obama. It'll be great!

    April 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  324. Matt Watson

    Dispicable that people who claim that they support our country would make a movie that slahes our Chief Executive Officer in a time of war. Its no wonder these "left sided liberals" paint such a pathetic picture of thier democratic party. Hearing things like this story makes me hope that every old grey-headed republican comes out of the woodworks with me to support a republican. I am sure that Al Queda will love to use this movie to recruit thier little lacky's to help carry out suicde bombs.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  325. Jimmy in New Jersey

    Yes, as long as they don't refer to him too much as "President" because we all know he was appointed and the re-annointed.

    But yes, I want to learn as much as possible about this grandson of a Nazi sympathizer so that it never happens again in our history.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  326. Hubert Bertrand

    not no but hell no

    April 8, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  327. Abhinav Bansal

    Oliver Stone thought, "well I can't really argue with a real person on the facts, so let me just make a movie which will be made from my angle only with facts presented as I percieve them to be." That is exactly what he did with the JFK movie with throwing facts out of the window and showing percieved truth. For the record, No I will not be watching this movie. I would rather watch paint dry.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  328. GM from MN

    "Why see the movie, Jack, when I’ve lived the nightmare for 7 1/2 years?"

    Exactly my thoughts.

    Does "W" stand for Waste of a Presidency????

    April 8, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  329. Mike - Decatur, Ga

    See it? I've LIVED to much of it.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  330. BWJaster

    I'm most interested in seeing Bush flee to his property in Nicaragua, thereby avoiding prosecution but at least never discoloring the air of this part of the earth again.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  331. Marc

    As an educated American citizen, I realize that President Bush handled 9/11 with outstanding leadership & poise. There is no other candidate that I would rather have had as my President during that tragic period of time. Can you imagine how Al Gore would have handled things? Thank goodness we didn't have to live through that

    Everyone in this blog should educate themselves & understand our political system a little better. Mistakes have been made, but be certain that great strides have been made globally to remove murdering dictators. Do you people understand that in Iraq they killed & tortured innocent people for no good reason.....just a difference in beliefs!

    April 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  332. Garry, Chicago, IL

    Yes, I would see the film and understand that it is a work of fiction drawn from many different fact sources. With 79% of the American public agreeing what a disaster Bush is, it is sure to be a box office hit.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  333. Robeert Wright

    Sure if I have enough money left before Bush leaves offce

    April 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  334. Ellis O'Tuel

    This is my third visit to this blog - it slants decidedly to the Left. I'm definitely not the biggest Bush fan. Obama, Hillary and Stone...yikes!!!!

    April 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  335. John Schow

    I will go see it if it is truthful and tells the world what a real-life Buffoon that Bush Jr. really is.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  336. Rob Alvarado

    "JFK" was proven to be ridiculous but I thought Mr. Stone's "NIXON" was a brilliant exploration of a flawed man. I have no doubt that "W" will be the same.

    Whtat I would like to know is – Jack, What do you think the President will be doing when he is out of office? Do you think he will help out charities, become the next commissioner of baseball and just spend his remaining days clearing brush? I am surprised at how little this is being discussed....

    April 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  337. Brian

    I'll watch it right after I watch a documentary about the nearly a million dead Iraqis and the now four million impoverished, orphaned, widowed and homeless Iraqi refugees resulting from this disastrous war – roughly equivalent to a dollar per Iraqi civilian head of the run-up in value of Dick Cheney's Haliburton stock options since the start of the war in 2003.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  338. Sandra Fredericks

    I'm not at all interested in what Hollywood has to say about
    politics. I would not bother to see Oliver Stones liberal movie about
    President Bush. Hollywood lives in a make-believe, amoral
    community. In fact most of their movies today are liberal leaning
    propaganda designed to brain wash Americans into believing
    we are all doomed unless we follow their lead.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  339. Cheryl

    No way. I can't bear to look at his smirking face now, I would never pay to see someone portray him.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  340. Jenna

    If it were a non-partisan documentary, yes. But Stone likes to inject his opinions into what he calls "bio-pics" and although I may agree with his opinion of Bush, I don't really need to be lied to anymore – by anyone. I already know enough about this president to know how bad he is and Stone doesn't need to waste time and money pointing it out. The cost of production would be better spent on a film highlighting one of this administration's many disasters. It would be difficult to choose just one, but it's more effective to display the carnage than its creator.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  341. Bob C

    Sure I would. I have already seen movies of Mussolini, Stalin, Amin and other Self Righteous Dictators. Why not our very own Home Ground Kind.

    April 8, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  342. Sophie

    Good lord!! Haven't we had enough of this moron without Hollywood making a movie about him? I can imagine nothing more boring, irritating, and nauseating than a movie about the Bush White House.
    Like most people in this country, I can't wait until the shrub returns to his ranch and out of public view so he will at least stop embarrassing us as our so called "leader!"

    College Station,

    April 8, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  343. Jane

    Blah, blah, blah..... Why doesn't someone mention "HILLARY THE MOVIE"?? It's been getting great reviews!! Just Google Hillary The Movie to find out more!!

    April 8, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  344. Kevin

    I'd go but can't afford the gas to get there... Thanks Bush

    April 8, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  345. chris henson

    Nope. How can we possibly expect anything other than anti- Bush opinion from Ollie? If there were any facts behind his other leftwing blockbusters the terrible conservative people portrayed would all have met the gallows. History would have been re-written.......but alas, no. He has not changed anything, our president has done an amazing job of dealing with some of the hardest situations imaginable. This liberal rhetoric is as pathetic of an argument as the people posing it.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  346. Ray

    I don't know...revisionist baby-boomer history flicks are so 20th century.
    The only movie he got right was "Wall Street" because it was about selfish greedy hedonists...a topic he couldn't B.S. baby boomers about because they are experts in the field.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  347. Bill F

    I doubt the world wants to see any more of Bush unless a gallows is involved.

    Jack, please remind your viewers, regime change begins at home. Impeach and prosecute your own war criminals first to set a good example.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  348. John from Glen Ellyn, IL

    JFK was a fantastic look at the abuse of power, even if it was not historically accurate, and that is Stone's great gift as a flimmaker. Given the ample material supplied by this administration for such a movie, I imagine it will be very entertaining, very troubling, and the truth won't need to be stretched very far.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  349. Brian Harrah

    Hell yes I will watch it. I hope it depicts Bush as the moronic loser and real narcissist he is! Most of America at this point are counting the days til that loser is gone and the ones that arent, are not real Americans in my opinion!

    April 8, 2008 at 6:01 pm |
  350. Brant

    A Bush bashing, antiwar movie from Hollywood? How original. Why didn't they think of that sooner? I'll be skipping this Turkey like the rest of the similar duds from Tinseltown.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:01 pm |
  351. Brian From Fort Mill, S.C.

    It's a horror flick, right???

    April 8, 2008 at 6:01 pm |
  352. Chris

    I'd probably see it on a Premium Channel at my convenience but to pay money to relive this tragic administration, no matter how honest or entertaining it might be, is just a bit too much right now.

    Still, if they could get Streisand to sing a song over the credits, then what the heck.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:01 pm |
  353. Frank Nosella

    I'd love to see it Jack, always up for a good comedy!

    April 8, 2008 at 6:01 pm |
  354. Susan

    Absolutely not. I can't even bear to see him give an address on T.V, never mind watch an entire flick about him. What a ridiculous idea and a waste of money for Oliver Stone.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:01 pm |
  355. Ed Grant, Canada


    WOW! Based on browsing several of the blog comments posted here, my faith in the American public is changing. As a non-American whose culture/entertainment/life in general is greatly influenced by your country, I am elated to see that just about every post I read shared the views of every non-American I know....your country, and the rest of the world, has endured the worst administration in written history.

    I implore the American public to not let the actions of this administration go unanswered. Stand up for the freedom that your soldiers have died for (and are currently dying without cause) and hold those in power responsible.

    Step up and show some leadership....perhaps the rest of the world might start to show some tolerance and appreciation of your country, if the rule of law is applied to your "leaders".

    April 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  356. Barbara

    Why do we consider movie makers, reporters, talk show host etc as "the experts" on war, our economy, politics or anything other than telling stories? We can't even trust the people we pay to be our politician to tell us the truth. Including OBAMA!! They are all the same. Get off your duff and do the homework! It's amazing what you will find. But do it as if you have a 6th grade education and investigate even the ones you believe in. It will alter the way you see things.
    By the way, Oliver Stone is a Movie Maker, that's all!!

    April 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  357. B Wilkinson

    As much as I would like to see a movie exposing the worst president this country has ever endured, I don't think I'd actually be able to sit all the way through it without vomiting.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  358. Rick Kendle

    Yes I would go see the movie. You know our humble (?) president calls himself a born again Christian. Want to see something interesting? Go to google and type in George W. Bush Anti-Christ and see how many hits you get. Maybe someone needs to give him a clue how thousands of people feel about him.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  359. Alice Christensen

    What actor is going to doom his career by playing him?

    April 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  360. Michael, Marinette, WIsconsin

    Yes I am interested to see how a monkey can be trained to talk english. Also if the monkey can be trained to fetch dollars bills from elite capitalists.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  361. nancy wasen

    you bet I will see this flick. Hope he nails the power hungry, daddy love me fool that he is!

    April 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  362. Jaik , chicago, IL

    Oliver couldn't possibly make the movie as extreme as what Bush actually did.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  363. joe

    Yeah. I'll see it. Oliver Stone makes great films.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  364. Bennie Hopper, San Antonio, TX

    Please enough of this morally and intellectually deficient bozo. No movie please, it will just give his stooges (limbaugh and Hannity) more to rant and rave about how the left continues to demean this president. I want him to go away as soon as possible.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  365. Catherine from Maryland

    From the looks of the comments here – maybe Bush had become the "great uniter" after all... we're uniting in our dislike for the Bush Administration!

    April 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  366. Brian K.

    Would this movie be categorized under biography, horror, or comedy? Perhaps Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Constitution is more apt.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  367. scotty

    If you haven't seen JFK go, go now, find it, watch it. Of course i'll see this movie.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  368. Craig, Seattle, WA

    Undecided... when does this come out?.. how come I haven't heard anything about it???

    April 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  369. Eduard

    Hollywood hates our President.
    I think he is a great man. The liberals were wringing their hands during Pol Pot. He, alone in the world, took out Hussein.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  370. Michelle from Colorado Springs

    Is this a remake of the Portrait of Dorian Gray? The casted actors look so charming while the original souls are rotting in the closet where they belong?

    April 8, 2008 at 6:04 pm |
  371. Maggy Jones

    Thanks to Bush our family can't afford to go the movies anymore. Tickets, popcorn, drinks and candy=a tank of gas for us. We will see it when it comes out on Netflix.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:04 pm |
  372. Mike S.

    No way man. 8 years of the man is enough for me. Why would I want to see someone that's done so much pain to this country; whether inside or outside of it. I just want him to leave and crawl in a hole and keep his mouth shut.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:04 pm |
  373. Todd Lehmacher

    Heck yah....any light can be shed on this presidency that has operated in the shadows for 7 years is welcome!

    April 8, 2008 at 6:04 pm |
  374. Mike Kaiser, Gulfport, Florida

    Why not a movie about Bush? I am sure that – at least – all of these people who voted for his re-election are actually ignorant enough to enjoy this movie. Reading through many of these comments here, one gets the impression that nobody voted for him – so he must be a true "alien resident". Why is Bush and Co. blamed for everything? Blame the people who elected these idiots. I definetly will not pay $9 for the movie ticket + $6.50 for coke/food + $10 in gas to watch this nightmare brought to you by: The American People

    April 8, 2008 at 6:04 pm |
  375. Ron Allen Portland, Oregon

    Sure, I'll watch it.
    When I was in Viet Nam, I learned the phonetic words for all of the numbers in the alphabet. I think Oliver Stone's depiction of George Bush is right on the money. Afterall, the phonetic word for "W" is whiskey.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:04 pm |
  376. Charles B.

    I seen 8 years of Bush. Why would I want to sit through another 2 hours?

    April 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  377. Mike


    April 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  378. PJ Lucca

    I wouldn't pay to see W. I can't even stand to see him on TV. Maybe many years from now, when the pain and embarrassment he has caused our country has subsided, it will be easier to watch.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  379. Louis in Tennessee

    I've had to sit by and watch this so-called "president" and his operatives unravel the fabric of this great nation over the last seven and half years. I don't think I could sit still for a couple of hours and watch a movie about this incompetent boob. That would be like being water-boarded. Uh, sorry, I forgot. Water-boarding isn't torture.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  380. W. G. Davis

    Not on your life would I see this movie.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  381. John

    You know, Bush is disappointment in many ways, but if he is such a horrible dictator, why do so many people expect him to leave office peacefully? And how in the world does Oliver Stone expect to be able to make this film without being sent to some secret prison in Alaska?

    The lack of clear thinking in this thread truly is a sight to behold. Some of you nutters really need to get a life.

    Back on subject: probably not, I would expect the movie to be about as factually correct as JFK, and I don't think I need to say any more about that.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  382. Charlie Williams


    April 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  383. Pam-Ohio

    Only if it accurately depicts the impeachment and prosecution of bush and cheney.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  384. Don Leggat

    I'm hoping that after the next DEMOCRATIC president is installed in the white house that I'll never ever hear the name George Bush again.

    No – I won't be watching the "Bush" movie.

    Don Leggat, Phoenix, AZ

    April 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  385. rodney

    it's like titanic,passion, and every other historical movie. why pay to see it, when you know what's going to happen and how it ends

    April 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
  386. Gene


    April 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
  387. Brian Sarlund

    No. Oliver Stone didnt get the JFK assassination correct, and he could only show Jim Morrison of the Doors as a drunkard. Is anyone really interested in his opinions anymore?

    April 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
  388. Eli

    NOOOOOOOO, -For enough about Bush already and 2 I don't understand why they(Hollywood) would use a light skinned Black woman to play a Dark skinned Black woman. Enough of that Hollywood racisim is enough

    April 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
  389. Rayne WIlliams

    Just remember, people criticized Stone's Nixon for being foul-mouthed and mean, and then more tapes of the real Nixon in office came out, and it showed him to be foul-mouthed and mean. Maybe Stone isn't that far off the mark?

    April 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
  390. Chad, Nashville, TN

    Gas is already too high to use any driving to the movies to see any more of "dubya" than I have to. I'll wait to rent it once he's out of office, the economy's finally back on track, and I'm in the mood to reminisce about how awful these last 8 years have been for our country.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
  391. Elvis (walking in Memphis)

    Doh! Now he tells us!
    Isn't it a little too late to warn us about George W. Bush?

    April 8, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  392. Karl

    The only way I'd go see a Movie about President Bush is if it shows him being tried for lying to the American public and illegialy invading Irac and the killing of over 4000 of our troops, not to mention all the civilians that have also died.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  393. Stephen

    Why would I want to make myself even more depressed over our current presidency? Maybe if Mr. Stone threw in an alien or UFO mind control I might go see it in a theater...

    April 8, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  394. Steve

    Even though Oliver is a fine movie maker, I won't watch Stone's movie. Not because I'm a Bush supporter (there are perhaps 9 of those left) but because I'm tired of hearing about Bush. A 2+ hour movie which just restates what we already know has no value to me. I'm going to take my ten bucks and go by a gallon of gas (that's how much it'll cost by the time the movie hits the streets, at the rate things are going).

    If we can get through Bush's farewell speech without laughing, get through the Bush Library dedication at the bus station locker in Crawford, Texas, where his entire body of work will be kept (again without laughing), I think we'll have seen enough of the worst president to serve in American history. I'll watch Stone's movie right after I watch the Calvin Coolidge action thriller that I'm hoping comes out soon (another atrocious president).

    April 8, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  395. Kenneth

    This supposed to be a comedy?

    April 8, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  396. Jason

    Like many Americans, I already know President Bush is an idiot. I don't need to give Oliver Stone my money to bolster that opinion.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  397. John

    Jack, if Oliver Stone named his movie "In-Curious George" I'd problably pay to see it and have a good laugh while I'm at it!

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    April 8, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  398. ellen

    i go to the movies to be entertained. nothing about this administration is entertaining. i would rather endure root canal than subject myself to watching the nightmare government which i must tolerate each day in real life play out on the big screen!

    April 8, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  399. James Dennis

    I rather take a match and burn the $10 than to sit through one more minute of remembering the reign of George Bush!

    April 8, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  400. Sam

    Are you asking your viewers to comment on a movie before they actually see it? not sure if any one can give an honest and accurate review.
    I am a democrat, but this is unfair to Bush or any one. Obviously, you are just asking for confirmation of political affiliation.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  401. Jonathan

    The Bush Administration is stranger than fiction

    April 8, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  402. Dan

    I will see it as long as the administration does not impost prior restraint.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  403. Barbara, Reno NV

    Stone should consider if he really wants a total flop on his resume. This movie, "W" could be the biggest flop in US history. But consider that the rest of the world will wonder how on earth he was ever voted in for a second term... or maybe how a candidate who won the popular vote was ousted by Bush's conservative Supreme Court.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  404. Dee

    Hi Jack,

    I am not a big fan of either Stone or Bush.

    I would like to see the movie only for the comedy value. Bush was not good at anything, lets hope atleast the movie is good to generate some revenue. Soon Cartoon channel will also start running the Little Bush episodes, why not a movie as well.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  405. Roy Riecke

    Absolutely. It will probably be the best comedy on film since the Marx Brothers made "Duck Soup".

    April 8, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  406. Ryan in Kansas City

    I'll watch anything about Bush. Everyone should watch "Bush's War", the Frontline documentary from PBS. It was very enlightening as to how we got where we are now.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  407. Kevin

    Jack, it always amazes me how Oliver Stone can push the criticism lever. He hasn't even made the movie yet and the Bush camp is reacting. Makes me think that some of Stone's ideas might be true. I wonder if Fred Thompson will have a part in it.

    Warren, MI

    April 8, 2008 at 6:21 pm |

    I understand that some folks think his JFK movie is fact. Think again.
    No, he is too opinionated. When is his Bill Clinton movie due..or is
    it on a porn site already.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  409. Steve

    Jack, I really don't want to see the movie. It will be too depressing. Not because George Bush won't be depicted correctly, but because he probably will. The man is the president of the United States, and I can't think of anything more depressing than to be reminded of who we elected to lead this country...not once, but twice.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  410. Heidi in MN

    Yes, I would watch this movie and so should the whole country. Maybe those 25% remaining diehard Bush supporters would wake up and smell the coffee finally (I can dream). I would be sure to bring along a box of tissues to wipe the tears away.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  411. Ken B

    Ive already seen this movie on TV for the last seven years. Why would I ever want to see it again? Wasnt the reality show bad enough?

    It will be all I can do to forget this president for what remains of our nations history after his gutting of our most cherished principles.

    Didja ever notice when he laughs at one of his own jokes, he bobs his head up and down like Quagmire from Family Guy?


    April 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  412. Jose Velez

    Well Jack I would much rather put lemon juice in my eyes before being subjected to the sight of that nauseating President. No I wouldn't subject anyone to that spectacle 8 years is more than one can possibly bear.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  413. Randall

    I guess Stone wants to top the Pearl Harbor movie for crappiest, most pointless historical movie ever made. Judging by his previous movies, it will probably be very inaccurate, and I do not say this as a Bush fan, but as someone who enjoys good movies.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  414. Jeremy EDH, CA

    Liberals are funny. I think it's great how some people can't give a simple "yes" or "no" answer without being a drama queen.

    Would I see this film regardless of how I feel about our current leader? Yeah... why not? I think it was a question about interest in a movie, not a discussion about it's subject.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  415. David Gershon

    Stone is one of the greatest directors of our time and has made important films. His problem is blending fact with fiction. "JFK," is a perfect example of his ability to weave a terrific film which, unfortunately, lacks
    any basis in truth. I assume, from what has been published of the "W" screenplay, that we can expect a great drama built upon a foundation of half truths and lies.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:29 pm |
  416. Kathy

    Why hasn't he made one about the Clinton's? I think that would be much more entertaining! There would be so much more for a script with their story. Don't we deserve facts about all of the Presidents, not just the ones the liberals want to hear about?

    April 8, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  417. Anthony Goddard

    Come on Jack, why in the world would I want to go and pay my hard earned cash, burning gas I can't afford, to see a movie that shows us the absolulely absurd world of George W?? I think we've had more than enough of the make believe world of our present administration.. Tell ya what why don't Oliver make a movie on the process of turning a bucket of crude into a $4 gallon of gas!!! I am sure the public would make that a number one release.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  418. Tom popp

    I think it would be difficult to top to Frontline Documentaries, The Dark Side and Bush's War which, through first hand credible interviews, covers Bush and his administration's histories excellently, and you can see those for free! I would definitely get it on video for laughs. But not see it on the theatre.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  419. Albert J. Cacace

    Oliver Stone's movies are just that, movies. They are not documentaries. Given this fact, it is disingenuous for Mr. Stone to market his film as anything but a dramatization. And since you asked, no - I will not waste my time or money to see the movie.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  420. Rob D - New York

    Absolutely. I have felt so alienated by this administration's cloak of secrecy, and by the course it has taken our country on, that any truth about this man and the reasons for the decisions he's made could help to put my mind at ease.

    April 8, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  421. Adam

    Jack, i dont think anyone wants to go out of their way to see a movie bashing this presidency, besides you do it for free. Thanks jack

    April 8, 2008 at 6:30 pm |

    Please remove my last name from my post, I did not know it would show on the blog. Thank you

    April 8, 2008 at 8:33 pm |
  423. SLY IN FL.


    April 8, 2008 at 8:47 pm |
  424. Scarlett

    As if we don't suffer enough already?! I cringe every time the man speaks on TV, as I brace for the next lie, misstatement, or blunder ! Now they're doing a movie?! I am absolutely amazed someone would waste even more time, film, and effort on him. Everyone already knows of the educated idiocy which plagues W's regime...if I have to hear or see even more I just might get physically ill.

    April 8, 2008 at 8:53 pm |
  425. DanfromOregon

    The funny thing is that Oliver Stone won't have to make up all kinds of stuff about the President. There's a plethora of real life movie quality material on the public record, information that just happens to go right up Stone's alley. I'm sure this will be both amusing and ultimately depressing.

    April 8, 2008 at 9:07 pm |
  426. NickNas

    Bush has stolen enough of my Money. I will just Download a Hacked copy off of the INTERNETS.

    April 8, 2008 at 9:11 pm |
  427. Scarlett-Pana, IL

    "The Bush Regime–Take Two: W's years" Honestly...we've lived it. Lost our basic rights under the mantle of security, lost jobs, lost homes, lost competent education...while his cronies rake in the cash with massive profits from oil and power. I'll have to pass on this one...I couldn't afford to see it even if I did want to watch it.

    April 8, 2008 at 9:51 pm |
  428. Marty from Arizona

    No. I'm like most Americans, I reject the ridiculous far left smear movies. Anyone up to date on how much Mark Cuban's stupid "Redacted" earned? $65,000 domestic. I'm sure he'll be much happier with the ticket sales overseas.

    April 8, 2008 at 9:52 pm |
  429. W

    Yessssssssss I can't wait it will be the best coedy film EVER!!!!!!

    April 8, 2008 at 9:53 pm |
  430. Steve in St. Louis Missouri

    NO, NO and NO! I have lived through the last seven years of this "dumbo" who glided on his father's coattails through Yale and slide through Harvard's Business School. This has to be a horror movie of how a "D" student destroyed his fellow citizens' freedom, rights and prosperity without guilt or gile all in the name of Christ. The worst President ever! Not even Hoover was this bad!

    April 8, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  431. Allen

    I read these posts and I wonder if your readers have even a basic education. Much of the world has seen 4 -5 dollar gas for some time now. There was a time that a coke cost a dime. A coke today will set you back 2 dollars. That is 20 times what it cost then. A gallon of milk cost about 10 times what it did at one time. A bottled water could cost you 3 dollars. That was free at one time. The people of China are starting to leave their small farms and going into the cities. There is only so much gas, milk, soda, and bottled water. The point is there was a time of 2 dollar gas...

    The same thing that happened in the US during the industrial revolution is now taking place in China. The President nor Congress are responsible for this. The world is getting much smaller...

    April 8, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  432. Paul F

    It would be a good film to show the future generations that just because a President says somthing does not make it true. Just like Nixon films did for my generation. Maybe this time somebody will learn.

    Paul F.

    April 8, 2008 at 10:17 pm |