Still no American Carol

There is still no listing for An American Carol in my neck of the woods.  And this isn’t just because today is Tuesday and it’s not opening until Friday.  As you can see from the movie listings from my community, all the other “opening Friday” movies, but for Drona and Kidnap (both Hindi movies), are booked into theaters.  I therefore depend on all of you to tell me if the movie is good.

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  • Mike Devx

    That’s unfortunate, Book. Looks like the closest to you is over in Berkeley. Not too many theaters in the entire SanFran/Oakland area showing it! About six total.

    This seems to be the list for your entire area:
    http://www.fandango.com/anamericancarol_118153/movietimes?date=10/3/2008

    It will be showing in nine theaters here in the Dallas area, including the one closest to me. Stroke of luck!

  • Ymarsakar

    I’ll get it via (X) and watch it when I can.

  • http://betterangels.typepad.com Ronald Hayden

    My guess: kinda funny, but mostly for those who already understand what kind of person Michael Moore is.

    It’s hard for me to imagine, from the trailer, people being drawn to it as a pure comedy.

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    I dunno, Ronald. There’s so much face-slapping and (attempted) boob grabbing in the promos, it might just attract the 16 year old demographic. And while I don’t expect it to indoctrinate them, it might give them a little healthy skepticism.

  • Mike Devx

    I bet that for young people who aren’t politically active but enjoy edgy humor such as that in Apatow movies, “An American Carol” will have appeal. It might depends on what other new comedies are out there.

    As for me, I must confess that I take a perverse delight from that trailer in seeing “Michael Moore” get slapped in the face so many times by so many people. Perverse because I don’t want to see that in person, but for me that immature wish-fulfillment alone will be worth the price of admission. Oh yes, I *will* enjoy it!

    Yeah, I always LOVED what Bugs did to Witch Hazel and Marvin the Martian, too. Marvin’s my favorite cartoon character of all time anyway.

  • Ymarsakar

    Michael Moore’s voice in the movie is too low and whinny. I remember the real Moore’s voice as… whinny but in a deep and disturbing way. As if every word of his was dripped with oil that wouldn’t come off after you heard it. It isn’t light and “innocent” like in the movie’s promos.

  • Ymarsakar

    Too high pitched and soft, I mean, not too low.

  • Mike Devx

    I’m intrigued by how both “American Carol” and “Religulious” will perform this weekend, and what effect word of mouth will have over the following few weeks on each.

    I have no idea how popular either is going to be, I can’t even make a bet. Anyone care to make a prediction?

    I’d love it if “American Carol” shocked em all and made $20 mil. And “Religulious” tanked with about $2 mil. But that’s partisan hope, not prediction…

  • Al

    According to mrmovietimes.com there are three theaters showing “An American Carol” withing ten miles of my zip code. So Jo and I are going out on a date tomorrow night.
    The above site fails to list any theaters withing ten miles of Mill Vally, CA showing “An American Carol” There is a listing for “Religulious” in San Rafael.
    I think it is reasonable to hope that “Carol” will beat “Religulious” by at least one order of magnitude in income. One is a story, the other a slandumentary.
    The follow on question is, will the Brown Shirts allow the DVD of “Carol” to be sold in Marin?
    Al