Sunday, February 20, 2011
The Body Politic
The actors all did a fine job - two presidential candidates - Brian Dykstra (Democrat) and Daren Kelly (Republican) - making bumbling errors and pronouncing things incorrectly never fail to entertain. Then there are two "older and more experienced" political advisors - Leslie Hendrix (Republican) and Michael Puzzo (Democrat). Plenty of vitriol, bitterness, and regret going on there. And then we have the two love-hate birds themselves - Matthew Boston (Republican) and Eve Danzeisen (Democrat). Not enough chemistry for my taste here. And it all might have been due to the mis-casting of Mr. Boston. He appeared to me to be too old and out of step with his much younger opponent, Ms. Danzeisen.
Don't get me wrong - the story is entertaining, light, and mostly enjoyable - if only a scosche too long at 2 hours. I don't think anyone should expect the "oh my gosh, i can't believe how it ended" sort of show. If you go in with the low expectations of such a satirical political romp, you'll do just fine.