Journeys With George
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NBC News producer Alexandra Pelosi, assigned to cover George W. Bush's run for the Presidency in 2000, carried a small video camera with which she recorded events along the way. Bush is well aware of Pelosi's project, frequently mugging for the camera, sometimes turning it on her, teasing her about her relationship with another reporter. Despite early setbacks in New Hampshire and Michigan, Bush is able to overtake his chief rival, Senator John McCain (R, AZ), who eventually drops out of the race and throws his support to Bush. Pelosi also records the thoughts of several colleagues,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An amusing, breezily apolitical documentary about life on the campaign trail."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Pelosi's willingness to open up and look into her own spot in the campaign frenzy makes this meta-documentary important the media and those who consume it."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"All in all, an interesting look at the life of the campaign-trail press, especially ones that don't really care for the candidate they're forced to follow."
‑ Christopher Null,
"The movie is virtually without context -- journalistic or historical. What's worse is that Pelosi knows it."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"A must see for all sides of the political spectrum"
‑ Edward Havens,
"A chronicle not only of one man's quest to be president, but of how that man single-handedly turned a plane full of hard-bitten, cynical journalists into what was essentially, by campaign's end, an extended publicity department."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"It's a hoot and a half, and a great way for the American people to see what a candidate is like when he's not giving the same 15-cent stump speech."
‑ Linda Stasi, New York Post
"A depressing confirmation of everything those of us who don't object to the description "unelected" have suspected all along: George W. Bush is an incurious, uncharismatic, overgrown frat boy with a mean streak a mile wide."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Shaky close-ups of turkey-on-rolls, stubbly chins, liver spots, red noses and the filmmakers new bobbed do draw easy chuckles but lead nowhere."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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