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Movie trailer: The Obama Effect

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By Doug Powers  •  July 13, 2012 03:20 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Yes, this is real, and apparently it’s not even satire… at least not intentionally or in the way it should be. The plot:

A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50’s (played by writer/director Charles S. Dutton) to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential campaign. While John becomes obsessed with the ideal of change that Obama represents for Americans, he has in turn neglected to create positive change in his own life, particularly with regard to his health and familial relationships. John hides his health problems from his strong, yet supportive wife, Molly (Vanessa Bell Calloway), creating a strain on their marriage. John seeks the support of a Republican relative, MLK (Katt Williams), who initially starkly resists supporting a Democratic candidate. John’s son, Kalil (Wesley Jonathan), rebels against his father’s avid support of Obama by supporting the Republican candidate as well. John neglects to support his daughter, Tamika (Meagan Good) at a crucial moment in her life, as she has recently fallen in love and become engaged to be married. John faces additional discord with his other son, Jamel, an up-and-coming boxer (Zab Judah), who gets mixed up with a shady manager, Slim (Glynn Turman), as he rises toward a professional boxing career. Joshua, John’s recently-paroled brother (C.J. Mack), also struggles as he attempts to find work in a tough economy and to maintain his new marriage. When Molly discovers that John has been hiding his health scares from her, she urges him to take positive action to improve his bad habits. John works to get back on the right path with his health and family as Obama soars to success in the campaign.

The original version of the film was to star Clint Eastwood and be made under the working title “In the Unemployment Line of Fire,” but the producers re-scripted, re-cast, and the movie completely changed direction to keep the focus squarely on 2008.

And now, from the producers of 1979’s The Jimmy Carter Corollary, comes the trailer for The Obama Effect:

Obama cost the guy his job before he was even elected? That’s talent.

The reviews are in:

–“Loved it! Five stars — one for each trillion of new debt!” – Hope Inchange, MSM Daily News

–“Makes me wish I could go back and re-live those heady days of completely objective sycophantic butt kissing. Oh wait, I still do that.” – Diane Sawyer

–“Exciting but depressing. Like watching a tape from a few years ago when your team won the World Series before they turned into the Bad News Bears.”Obama Girl

–“If you can only see one movie this year about a president’s disturbing cult-like following, make it The Road We’ve Traveled. After that, see The Obama Effect.” – Tom Hanks

–“This is a good f*#@in’ movie and I can predict its future with a simple, four letter word: Oscar.” – Joe Biden

**The producers wish to acknowledge Chris Matthews for generously allowing the crew access to items in his hope chest during filming:

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(h/t Newsbusters)

**Written by Doug Powers

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