10 August 2016

Weiner, 2016 - ★★★★

Even without the revelations that occurred during filming this would have been a great documentary because Anthony Weiner is such a fascinating character. In many ways it's a shame that the scandals occurred because we never really get to find out what his politics were either in the film and in the real world and yet we get an insight to his passion and determination to make things better. I've thought this before and it was cemented here but we really should stop caring about politicians sex lives. Yes he lied and cheated but, as far as I could tell from the film, never about anything to do with his politics or campaign and should that really stop him from doing that job.

The film feels a lot longer than it's running time but in a good way. It left me wanting to know more especially about what happened with Weiner's wife Huma (perhaps this is already well known in America and wasn't necessary for the film).

Both the man and the film are politically and psychologically fascinating, entertaining and exciting.

August 10, 2016 at 10:31PM

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