lighthearted and not too woke.
POTUS dies and VEEP is a widower. It’s time for a new election to happen and w/o a wife by his side, a young upstart Senator, with D.C.’s version of a Valley Girl wife, is a shoe-in to be the next President. Enter FLOTUS’s girls. They come up with the brilliant idea for her to “run for the office of First Lady” and set out to make that happen. VEEP is onboard and the rest, as they say, is history. This enjoyable, political fairytale is off and running.
The movie is loaded with typical tropes, (backstabbing party members, conspiring besties, old school vs. new school, dumb blondes, revered older patriots, and on and on), but they work in this vehicle. A secondary storyline of a past love for the First Lady is finagled into the story. It has its cute moments and sweet times but much of it is clunky, especially the resolution.
It’s too bad the writers couldn’t refrain from taking potshots at the current FLOTUS when this film was written. Not only were they inaccurate, it just wasn’t appropriate. One flippant comment about the character would have sufficed, not the repeated lessons on decorum…sigh.
It’s got clean language and is free from sexual content and violence; OK to watch in an afternoon movie blitz when you don’t want to pay too much attention and still know what’s going on🍿
Fiction, Fiction, Fiction August 2021 #10