14 May 2009 | greg-pruitt
A Surprise for 2009
I saw this film at the Palm Beach International Film Festival. I walked in not knowing what to expect and walked out with a grin.
"And The Winner Is ..." follows several small town politicians as they run for mayor. Each one has political characteristics that we've all seen and have laughed at, such as one being a puppet, a dimwitted bully, a socialite, a lady's man, etc. In order to get elected, they must compete in a contest that resembles a beauty pageant (thankfully without the swimsuit contest).
The camera style is that of reality television. The humor is like "Best In Show" meets "Drop Dead Gorgeous".
If you like political satire or if you are looking for a different kind of comedy than typical Hollywood fare, "Winner" is your ticket!