FDR: American Badass

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  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.2  (2,090)

FDR: American Badass is a comedy, action, and horror movie all rolled into one. Released in 2012, it is directed and co-written by Garrett Brawith. The movie is centered around Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former president of the United States, and stars Barry Bostwick as FDR, Lin Shaye as his wife Eleanor Roosevelt, and Bruce McGill as J. Edgar Hoover.

The movie begins with FDR living a peaceful life in a small town. However, he soon realizes that the world is in peril, as it is being attacked by werewolves, vampires, and other supernatural creatures. Along with his wheelchair-bound sidekick, played by Ross Patterson, FDR sets out to destroy these monsters and save the world from a terrible fate.

FDR: American Badass is a parody of the former president, portraying him as a foul-mouthed, chain-smoking, and beer-guzzling hero. The movie is filled with over-the-top jokes, such as FDR blaming his paralysis on werewolf bites and his famous "Day of Infamy" speech from World War II being interrupted by a vampire. While the jokes are crude and offensive, they are delivered with such enthusiasm by the cast that it is hard not to laugh.

Barry Bostwick's performance as FDR is one of the highlights of the movie. He portrays the former president as a tough guy with a no-nonsense attitude, who is not afraid to get his hands dirty. Bostwick's delivery of the movie's raunchy one-liners is impeccable, and he makes FDR a loveable character that audiences can root for.

Lin Shaye is also excellent as Eleanor Roosevelt. She gives a strong performance as FDR's wife, who often disapproves of her husband's wild antics but supports him nonetheless. Bruce McGill, who plays J. Edgar Hoover, is also great in his role, portraying the FBI director as a homophobic and power-hungry character.

The special effects in FDR: American Badass are cheesy and intentionally bad. The werewolves and other monsters are obviously men in costumes, which only adds to the movie's overall charm. The film's low production value is part of its appeal and adds to the overall comedic effect.

Overall, FDR: American Badass is an incredibly fun movie that doesn't take itself too seriously. It is a must-watch for those who enjoy politically incorrect humor and over-the-top action. While it may not be for everyone, for those who are fans of B-movies, this one should not be missed. Its unique take on the former president and its blend of different genres make it a truly entertaining experience.

FDR: American Badass is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

FDR: American Badass
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    5.2  (2,090)