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Unfunny Movie Bombs Because of those Goddamn Liberals

anamericancarol_galleryposter.jpgI got a little nasty today over on Pajiba, after having to suffer through David Zucker’s right-wing nutjob “comedy” An American Carol, which may be one of the worst films I’ve ever had the displeasure to sit through. Not just because it was a series of GOP talking points, but because the movie was god-awful unfunny. I linked to this in the review, but it’s worth noting here that, rather than accept the fact Zucker’s movie blows (it is currently at 15 percent over on Rotten Tomatoes, which is obviously full of lefty crazies), some on the right are blaming the theaters for the film’s disastrous box-office performance. It debuted at number nine, with $3.6 million over the weekend, despite the fact that there marketing strategy was to appeal to people’s patriotism. Because, you know, obviously buying a ticket to An American Carol is akin to supporting the troops. And America.

Anyway, Newsbusters.com (which keeps tabs on liberal bias in the media) reported the following:

An American Carol debuted this past weekend and there have been some disturbing reports that ticket sales for the film have been fraudulently credited to other films in cineaplexes all across the country. The rumors are so persistent that the American Carol folks have added a section to their website for movie-goers to report the fraud. The filmmakers are reporting that at least 10 theaters are being investigated for this fraudulent practice.

For my part, I was given the correct ticket (though, I should’ve bought one to a different movie and snuck into An American Carol, because I feel kind of dirty for having supported it, even if I did review it negatively). However, there was only one other person in the theater, and I’m guessing he was a conservative. But even he left before I did (I made it until the last five minutes or so, but I just couldn’t stomach it any more).

Anyway, for additional laughs, check out the comments section on the linked post. These folks sound worse than the liberal wackjobs in 2004 who blamed Kerry’s defeat on Diebold instead of the candidate, who was about as charming and charismatic as An American Carol was funny.