AL FRANKEN: GOD SPOKE
If God Were a Vulgar Socialist. . .
Release Date: September 13, 2006
Starring: Al Franken
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: Balcony Releasing
Director: Chris Hegedus and Nick Doob
Executive Producer: D.A. Pennebaker
Producer: razer Pennebaker and Rebecca
Writer: Al Franken
Address Comments To:Greg Kendall
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Amherst, MA 01002
Most of the movie covers a period during the 2004 presidential campaign with Franken working as hard as he can for John Kerry. The movie makes clear the pain suffered by liberals who truly believe they know what’s best for the world when they are not in control of the government. They honestly believe their opponents spew hatred and lies while they have truth and justice on their side. They believe they stand on the moral high ground of “economic justice,” which they define as redistribution of wealth (a socialist platform), not as financial gain related to higher levels of skill, hard work and productivity.
Franken has confrontations with Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. He frequently criticizes Rush Limbaugh. Segments from his appearances on Saturday Night Live appear throughout the film. He has friendly visits with Al Gore, Michael Moore and Walter Mondale, who tells him liberals are in danger of being marginalized because “we’re not people of religion.”
The movie clearly shows that Franken expected Kerry to win the presidency in 2004. The day of the election he is shown gleefully practicing “rubbing it in.” The day after the election he is shown in near shock. The movie concludes with Franken considering running for the Senate in 2008 and verbally pondering cleaning up his jokes and being less offensive.
AL FRANKEN: GOD SPOKE is a God-mocking documentary liberally laced with obscenities and profanities. It is produced by people who honestly believe the path to salvation is the election of socialist politicians who will punish “the rich,” institute government rationed medical care, provide income security for the promiscuous, and give massive federal funding to public schools forced to combat belief in God and His definition of righteousness.
AL FRANKEN: GOD SPOKE is a God-mocking documentary liberally laced with obscenities and profanities. It is produced by those who believe the path to salvation is the election of socialist politicians who will punish “the rich,” institute government-rationed medical care, provide income security for the promiscuous, and give massive federal funding to public schools that force children not to believe in God and His definition of righteousness. The movie has a very strong humanist worldview with very strong politically-correct, pro-socialist elements. If God were a vulgar, anti-biblical socialist, then Al Franken would be divine.