May 1, 2007, - 2:59 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Reader Andrew tipped me off to the leftist movie, “Civic Duty,” starts Friday in theaters, and which I’ve screened. It’s about an unemployed accountant who suspects his new Islamic neighbor of being a terrorist. He becomes deranged and eventually takes the innocent Arab Muslim neighbor hostage. Besides the horrid message of this movie, with a teeny-tiny pay-off at the end, I intensely disliked the movie for many reasons. I’ll post my complete review later in the week. In short, it’s a direct rip-off of “Arlington Road,” which was far better.
For now, you can see what I mean from this absurd trailer, which asks, “Do you know what terror looks like?” Yes, I do know. Too bad the writer, producers, and director of this boring propaganda don’t know . . . and don’t want to know, either:
FYI, you’ll probably recognize the mousy and annoying actress Kari Matchett, who currently plays the President’s slutty secretary/girlfriend on “24.” She’s equally as hideous and annoying in this movie as the bitchy pro-Muslim wife.
Reader Andrew wrote:
I’m guessing it’s another film in which the innocent Muslim acts suspiciously but is wrongly accused, and the white American is the bad guy.
Pretty much, other than a teeny-tiny pay-off at the end. Oh, and by the way, this trailer makes this dull movie look for more exciting than it actually is.
Tags: Arlington Road, Civic Duty, director of this boring propaganda, Kari Matchett, mousy and annoying actress, President, Secretary, unemployed accountant, writer