I Want Your Money
PG-13
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +3

Documentary from Freestyle Releasing.

FILM SYNOPSIS: This documentary critically examines the Obama regime and its expansionistic policies through interviews with prominent voices of America’s conservative movement and offers clever and tangible solutions to steer the U.S. back to firm economic and fiscal ground.

By combining in-depth interviews, passionate criticism and shrewd, comedic cartoon depictions, I Want Your Money exposes how big government policies lead to an overregulated, bloated government.  Using the state of California as a key example, the film’s director, Ray Griggs, explicitly demonstrates the consequences our country will face should we continue down our current path.

Griggs skillfully incorporates footage of Barack Obama with that of Ronald Reagan, threaded together with insightful interviews with Newt Gingrich, Steve Forbes, Ed Meese, Mike Huckabee, John Stossel, Stephen Moore (Wall Street Journal), Michael Reagan, Congressmen Tom McClintock and Thad McCotter, and former California governor Pete Wilson among many others to reveal the shocking truth of expansionistic policies.

Additionally, by allowing some of the key advocates of big government to speak for themselves via archival footage (FDR, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter), Griggs delves into this current and controversial political debate with skill, candor, and lucidity, rousing dialogue that this country is yearning to have as the election season approaches.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Funny, quirky, satirical, I Want Your Money tells it like it is. But then, I tend toward conservative politics, much preferring Ronald Reagan over our present President.  There’s no real debate here, the filmmaker digging in and taking no prisoners as he indicts not just President Obama, but every other liberal Democrat, from that New Dealer himself, FDR to the tall Texan, LBJ.  Interestingly, the film depicts John F. Kennedy more as a right-winger with his reining in of taxation, and, of course, his famous line, “Ask not what your country can do for you.  Ask what you can do for your country.”  With that philosophy, I’m not sure Mr. Camelot could get the nomination of his party today – or the Republican one for that matter.  Still, no matter what side of the aisle you lean toward, you’ll find it an interesting presentation.  And if you liked the Gipper, the film will remind you why. 

Primer:
New Dealer – Franklin D. Roosevelt put into effect the New Deal.
LBJ – Lyndon Baines Johnson, the --- President.
Mr. Camelot – refers to the era of John F. Kennedy, when he and his wife and younger brother Robert brought youth and passion into the White House.
The Gipper – Ronald Reagan played legendary football player George Gipp in the film, Knute Rockne All American.  Gipp was nicknamed the Gipper for and is remembered for his deathbed quote, “Win just one for the Gipper.”

(There, now your film reviewer is much funnier, right?)

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Summary
Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: None
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: None
Running Time: 92 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and above

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