Friday, January 9, 2009

Canadian Bacon (1994) R - 3 Stars

Always loving John Candy, I decided to rent this one for a good laugh. It's not "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" but it does still have a few good laughs. I was surprised to see Michael Moore directing it but it's his way of showing the obsession America has with its military power and strength.

The U.S. president (Alan Alda) sees his ratings dropping as well as everything else in his economy. If he could only find a country that's the enemy of the U.S., he could prove himself by exercising his military strength while saving his people from this evil.

Niagara Falls sheriff, Bud Boomer (John Candy), along with his Deputy Honey (Rhea Perlman), are doing what they normally do, patrol the area for suicide jumpers. The one highlight of the night is a hockey game in Canada, where he starts a brawl when he makes a remark about Canadian beer. When the National Security Advisor for the U.S., Stuart Smiley (Kevin Pollak), reports back to the president about a terrible fight he'd just seen at the hockey game, the president looks at it as an opportunity to declare war. Boomer unintentionally starts of the coldest war with Canada, America's ever seen.

Propaganda Films, Imprint Entertainment
Director: Michael Moore
Writer: Michael Moore
Producers: Freddy de Mann, Steve Golin, David Brown
I viewed 12/08

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