Monday, September 04, 2006

Highly Recommended

The Yes Men (2003)

I moved this to the top of my Netflix queue after hearing that these guys had recently hoaxed their way into a "Gulf Coast Reconstruction and Hurricane Preparedness Summit." I knew something about The Yes Men and their antics, but I was unprepared for a film that is surprisingly low-key yet frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious. Watching these guys assume corporate-friendly personae, fake their way onto CNBC, into high-powered conferences, etc. and then proceed to say increasingly outrageous things whose logic is nonetheless close enough to that governing the conventional wisdom in these settings that many of those present don't even notice that something has gone horribly, horribly wrong—well, let's just say that when these guys commit to a premise, they commit to a premise. Guerrilla art of a high order. Nash-Bob says check it out.

I agree - this was a great movie, and a truly sad commentary on the state of affairs in this country.
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