‘Obamagate‘ is the latest movie from filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney. It is produced by The Unreported Society and the watchdog organization Judicial Watch.
Counterintelligence Division FBI Agent Peter Strzok (Dean Cain), who was married at the time, begins texting his mistress Lisa Page (Kristy Swanson), a trial attorney for Robert Mueller. Their conversations go between August 2015 and the 2016 US Presidential election where they discuss then-candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Their texts go back and forth showing a lack of professionalism about the election. Interlaced with their personal conversations is a few highlights from their Congressional testimonies. Also, the appearance of former FBI Director James Comey (John James) dressed as a Boy Scout is a sight to behold.
The film is set up similar to a Broadway play with the characters of Strzok and Page reciting their tweets as they discuss the election. What becomes apparent is that they are not interested in helping the United States have a free and fair election. In fact, they expose the deep state’s failure to sabotage the 2016 election and delegitimize President Donald Trump. Whether you like POTUS or not, this sort of unprofessional and nefarious activity should not be happening.
You might argue and say that this is a movie, right? Perhaps some of the dialogue is dramatized. Not so! McAleer and McElhinney use actual texts, transcripts, reports, and social media posts to craft the dialogue that is happening between these two ridiculous agents set on making sure their preferred candidate wins the election. That is what is so shocking. These were real conversations between two alleged adults who have unchecked power. In a way, Strzok and Page’s childish dialogue might be humorous, but these were real public officials trying to subvert an election.
In that regard. McAleer and McElhinney shine a light on the corruption using their filmmaking skills.
As for Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson, they once again pull out dynamite performances. They are both hilarious while delivering the dialogue. A special treat was watching Swanson mimick Page’s body language and Cain reciting everything down to the hashtags and emojis. These elements provided a lot of laughs, but that does not underscore John James as Comey. Seeing Comey dressed in a Boy Scout outfit nails his smug sense of self-importance which is played by John James hilariously. That does not scratch the surface of appearances from other Obama officials such as John Brennan, Susan Rice, and more.
Bottom line, Obamagate is a good time that uses comedy to highlight the corruption that went on behind-the-scenes of the 2016 election. It is a winner all the way around.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Mild language, Some thematic elements
FAVORITE QUOTE: Hillary should win one hundred million to zero.
Check out the trailer below:
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