8:00 PM, 28th May, 2009
This semi-fictional, semi-factual docudrama directed by Oliver Stone, with Josh Brolin as W, demonstrates the aphorism of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson: "A week is a long time in politics".
The film follows the career of one of the U.S.A.'s most controversial, cynical and ruthless presidents, from his college days to his election as governor of Texas, his involvement with the oil industry and the first four years of his turbulent presidency. W (or Dubya - after George W. Bush) at one point is portrayed as the alcoholic owner of a baseball franchise, then shortly afterwards as the teetotal and hugely popular Governor of Texas.
Disappointingly the film concludes in January 2004, so we miss out on Dubya's triumphant high following his re-election and on Dubya's low when he says, "You're doing a heck of a job, Brownie" in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.