If the economy's got you down, you need to go see the new Oliver Stone movie, "W." Josh Brolin plays a dead on George Bush and the portrayals of Cheney, Rice, Powell, Rove, and Rumsfeld are just to good to be true. I had several moments where I was laughing uncontrollably. And the best part is that George Bush really says and does these things.
But if you're looking for an all out attack on Bush's character, this isn't the movie for you. Oliver Stone portrays George W. Bush as a very empathetic character who honestly believes that he's doing right by the country. After watching the film, I had to ask myself if Bush really believes that he was called by God to be the president. Of course the God I worship wouldn't call someone to be a lying, murdering, thief. My God is loving. But Stone is presenting George Bush from W's own point of view. And in Bush's mind, he really has been born again and called to lead the American people.
One of the things that surprised me about the film is the portrayal of W and Laura Bush's relationship. Laura Bush is presented as completely supportive of her husband, even though rumor has had it for years now that she has moved out of the White House because she's tired of Bush's drinking.