October 24, 2005, - 8:20 am
By Debbie Schlussel
For all of the hype and big money spent on feminist movie “North Country,” it was a miserable failure.
Not even two thumbs up by Ebert & Roeper fooled who didn’t want to see another “fiction based on fact” liberal propaganda film–Charlize Theron or not. The movie–about a female coal miner who sues to stop alleged discrimination against female miners–came in 5th, bringing in less than $6.5 million.
We’re happy to report that even a much bally-hooed “Oprah” show on the movie did not help.
Even more embarrassing, “North Country” trailed awful movies such as “Doom” (starring former wrestler “The Rock,” Dwayne Johnson), which was #1 and bad remake, “The Fog,” which came in at #4. Even more appropriate, kiddie movies, “Dreamer” and “Wallace & Gromit,” were ahead of “North Country,” at #2 and #3, respectively.
All evidence that Tinseltown may offer liberalism up, but movie-goers aren’t having it. Maybe Hollywood will finally realize it’s time to get out of the leftist propaganda business. Wishful thinking.
Tags: Charlize Theron, Debbie Schlussel, Doom, Dreamer, Dwayne Johnson, female coal miner, North Country, Oprah, The Fog, The Rock, Tinseltown, USD, Wallace & Gromit, wrestler