It was a solidly made film with some great actors giving it their all, but the intentions behind the script rang false.
The movie is definitely not without its slant, but it doesn’t seek to be a “fair and balanced” look at such a powerful figure. It is part grounded biography, part wild political satire.
It’s great that something can function so well as satire and a standalone comedy in it’s own right, with a surprisingly affecting ending.
It’s a story about how we learn to trust each other and work together, with strong themes about not only being yourself, but remembering who you were born to be, before someone else’s preconceived notions shaped your worldview.