WASHINGTON (SR) - The White House has released what appears to be a homemade video starring Barack and Michelle Obama.
The short production titled "Get in the Game" features the Obamas standing in front of their shower curtain, pleading for help in forestalling the inevitable defeat of their party's candidates in the upcoming midterm elections.
My review: While Barack shows an occasional glimpse of the acting skills that convinced millions of otherwise intelligent voters to elect an ex-crackhead / community organizer to the nation's highest office, for the most part the acting is dreadful, especially Michelle's. With eyes staring in different directions beneath a menacing Klingon brow, she doesn't exactly project the comforting, motherly vibe the director was obviously going for, and her delivery is robotic and contrived.
As for the production values, aside from the awful backdrop, the look is passable but the audio sounds like it was recorded in the bathroom using a Mister Microphone. The video transition at the end appears to have been done by the Obama kids after possibly sniffing glue.
Summery: All in all, this is the political equivalent of "Gigli" only with uglier, less talented actors, and worse script, sound, and set. A one-star steaming pile of pony-loaf, but probably ideal for the intended audience.