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Oh look the conservatives get a dose of their own medicine and now complaining about it.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: IAMTAT
I think it is in very bad taste to do a movie like that.
Imagine a remake of the movie 'Philadelphia' ( link ) as a comedy.... making fun of homosexuals dying from AIDS.
How would that go over?
Maybe some laughs could be had from FDR's polio. Wheel chairs are hilarious.
originally posted by: Biigs
While i do agree with the no crowd, if you stop one you stop them all because: there is no equality otherwise.
So im torn, who gets to decide which life threatening illnesses are funny or not?
I guess it comes down the movie itself , can it be done with taste?
Ferrell's spokesperson said that he was never officially attached: "The Reagan script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered. While it is by no means a 'Alzheimers comedy' as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project."
The log-line for the project, via the Black List, reads: "When Ronald Reagan falls into dementia at the start of his second term, an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the Commander-In-Chief that he is an actor playing the President in a movie."
The project, titled Reagan, was written by Mike Rosolio, and had been on the 2015 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays.
On Friday, the Alzheimer's Association criticized the planned project, stating: "Would filmmakers consider using a fatal form of cancer or another deadly disease for comedy? It's time to stop this forever."