February 27th, 2015 Movie – FDR: American Badass!

fdr american badass

Last week, I mentioned that my roommate had mentioned a movie that she thought I would like and after watching the trailer, decided to buy it. Amazon said that I would receive it on March 2nd but what a nice surprise to see that it shipped early. So I watched it and it was everything I had hoped it would be. It has been a while since I watched a movie for the first time and laughed as much as I did today. With that being said, allow me to present to you, our 32nd president and the hero of today’s movie, FDR: American Badass.

The plot: While on a hunting trip in 1931, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is attacked and bitten in the leg by a werewolf, infecting him with polio. While he recuperates in the hospital, his friend/bodyguard, Louis, informs him that the werewolf was a German Nazi. The leaders of the Nazi party, who are all werewolves, wanted to eliminate Roosevelt before he could become president. Mussolini sends in some members of the mafia to take advantage of prohibition by importing alcohol laced with werewolf blood in order to turn U.S. citizens into werewolves. Roosevelt repeals prohibition and kills all of the werewolf mafia members before they can spread the tainted drinks. Later, Roosevelt is debating on whether to get involved in the war in Europe and decides to partake of some of Washington’s secret marijuana. While high, he has a conversation with Abraham Lincoln and is told that he was the one that could end the war. Roosevelt flies the lead plane as the U.S. attacks Germany and manages to kill Mussolini and Hitler but is shot down in the process. He survived and made it back to Washington where he got ready to get on the radio and tell the country what a bad ass he is for stopping the war.

This movie has to be one of the most over-the-top spoofs I have seen in a long time, and I laughed almost the entire time I watched it. Barry Bostwick was hysterical in his portrayal of F.D.R.I honestly think the best part of this movie is the fact that the cast knew that this was a low budget movie and didn’t treat it that seriously but instead just had fun making the movie. The writing actually was pretty good considering the type of movie it was for. The movie was ridiculous, offensive, vulgar, and just downright entertaining in a complete “shut your brain off and laugh” type of way. The only thing that I thought was too much was the scene with F.D.R.’s son taking a dump in a vase and actually seeing stuff come out. Could have done without that. Otherwise this is a funny movie that is worth watching.

So if you want to watch a funny movie that has almost no bearing on history, then you should give this a shot.

Rating: 4 out of 5


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