• Publication date: December 11, 2013

W

A story about the life of former US president George W. Bush chronicling from his wild and carefree days in college to his 2004 re-election campaign.

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2008

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December 22, 2015 14:15 (KSA) ~ December 22, 2015 13:15 (CLT)

One of the most controversial presidents in US history, Bush’s life is explored including his military service, governorship of Texas and role in the oil business and his 2000 candidacy for president.

Told in a series of flashbacks that play as his greatest hits, W. portrays Bush as a privileged yet decidedly lost soul.

The film makes light humor of the president's frequent malapropisms and complete lack of intellectual curiosity, but he places the dramatic focus on Bush's desperate attempts to get respect and acceptance from his father.

While Bush's backstory and psychology make for relatively interesting drama, his place in history has nonetheless been formed entirely by his eight years as president.

Rating: PG-13 for language including sexual references, some alcohol abuse, smoking and brief disturbing war images

Starring:

  • Josh Brolin
  • Richard Dreyfuss
  • Scott Glenn
  • James Cromwell
  • Stacy Keach
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Ellen Burstyn
  • Bruce McGill
  • Thandie Newton
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Toby Jones
  • IoanGruffudd

Directed by: Oliver Stone