Saturday, August 28, 2010

65. All the President's Men (1976)


You know the results of the latest Gallup Poll? Half the country never even heard of the word Watergate. Nobody gives a @#$*. You guys are probably pretty tired, right? Well, you should be. Go on home, get a nice hot bath. Rest up... 15 minutes. Then get your &#*es back in gear. We're under a lot of pressure, you know, and you put us there. Nothing's riding on this except the, uh, first amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future of the country. Not that any of that matters, but if you guys &$*@ up again, I'm going to get mad. Goodnight.

When I wrote my blog about "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", I lamented that he wouldn't make it in today's Washington. Well, this story is in the same boat except that it is true. Woodward and Bernstein wouldn't make it in journalism today. They asked too many questions, dug too deep, and refused to jump into the rich, corporate pockets of the political elites. Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford portray the pair masterfully and take the viewers inside one of the most important expose's in US history.

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