In HBO's new film Game Change, Sarah Palin is portrayed by Julianne Moore as unstable, unprepared and ill-informed on world affairs and basic world history.
The former GOP V.P. candidate is none too pleased about all this, even though the film is based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s page-turning bestseller.
A non-fiction bestseller.
Of course, Palin will never actually see it, but dag gone it, “Hollywood lies are Hollywood lies,” she says of Game Change and its window into the 2008 election.
Palin accuses Jay Roach, the director, and his collaborator, Danny Strong, of trying “[To] drum up their money and their machine and their machine happens to be very pro-leftist, pro-Barack Obama ... there at HBO.”
The one-time Alaska Governor lambasted its “false narrative” also noted that any of the campaign staffers who contributed to revealing behind-the-scenes information for Game Change should feel “shame and… embarrassment.”
Palin’s PAC slammed the film, debuting tomorrow night, as “historical fiction.”The PAC claims that despite the alleged 25 sources consulted, "none are on record nor is their level of involvement in the campaign disclosed. Not one source is on the record in either the book or in the movie and it is clear why.”
Never mind that much of the film involves Moore reenacting scenes that took place in real life, on TV ... or that the film might not even be that negative.
The L.A. Times describes Game Change as a “surprisingly kind film about Sarah Palin,” and NPR argues that the movie actually goes too easy on her.
Or as they put it (to Fox News), Game Change is “fair - and balanced.”
Check out the trailer for the much-talked-about film right here: