W. (2008)

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The story of the eventful life of George W. Bush—his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith—and the critical days leading up to his decision to invade Iraq.

"W". is an American biographical drama film launched in 2008 directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stanley Weiser. The movie supplies a satirical take a look at the life and political career of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. It stars Josh Brolin as George W. Bush and provides a sweep through his developmental years to his time functioning as President. Notable figures from Bush's life, consisting of former VP Dick Cheney (Richard Dreyfuss), Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Thandie Newton), and Former President George HW Bush (James Cromwell) are portrayed in the movie.

The Plot
The movie portrays George W. Bush's life over numerous years, intercutting between his time as president and formative episodes in his life. As it begins, it shows a disorderly scenario room as the President and his consultants get reports of an American pilot shot down over Iraq. The film then flashes back to Bush's wild fraternity days at Yale University, his attempts to begin a profession in baseball, and his ultimate turn to alcohol.

"W". illustrates his battle with alcoholism in his early life, his conversion to Christianity, his failed political ventures, and the tense relationship with his father, George H. W. Bush. It looks at how he fulfilled his partner, Laura Bush (Elizabeth Banks), quit drinking, and found faith.

Taking the Political Plunge
As the film progresses, George W. has an epiphany and decides to go into politics. The film then reveals his governorship in Texas and finally his choice to run for president. Part of the drama consists of an exploration of the critical behind-the-scenes settlements and manoeuvres leading into the Iraq war. It likewise depicts his choice of essential members of his administration and the manner in which those selections affected his presidency.

Forecast of Bush's Presidency
Portraying the George W. Bush presidency, the movie provides scenes from essential occasions like 9/11, the intrusion of Afghanistan, and the preparation for the Iraq War. It represents the Bush administration as having a messianic notion of America's role in the world and as willfully controling details to serve their case for the intrusion of Iraq. The film consists of scenes of his interactions with his consultants and how their concepts and their skills affected his decision-making process.

"W". primarily focuses on Bush's character and personal life, using a sardonic view of the ex-president. The film uses a mainly unsympathetic representation of Bush. Yet it does not provide a one-dimensional bad guy, but a character filled with insecurities and a desire to prosper. It ends with him in the situation room, alone, as he recognized that no weapons of mass damage were discovered in Iraq, signifying the overall tone of his presidency.

"W". showcases a flawed guy driven to show himself, who, due to his narrow vision and surrounding himself with yes-men, would make choices leading to an unsteady Middle East and reduced international opinion of the United States. It is a satirical review of a vastly questionable figure that controlled world politics in the early 21st century.

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