You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush

  • Date:
    February 1, 2009


    What the press had to say.....

    "Sometimes it�s really funny, and sometimes it sort of sags. I laughed, I yawned."
    Ben Brantley
    New York Times

    "Unlike Dubya, Ferrell is lightning fast on his feet and turns each ad lib into a burst of hilarity, a mission accomplished, if you will."
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "As satire, �You�re Welcome, America� is toothless. What comes across as pointed and funny in 90 seconds on �Saturday Night Live� flops as a Bush-era postmortem."
    Jeremy Gerard
    Bloomberg

    "Witless, pointless spectacle"
    Elysa Gardner
    USA Today

    "Ferrell is terrific - sly and subtle, even brave. And "You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W Bush" has arrived right on time for both silly fun and smart summing-up of an epoch the country just voted overwhelmingly to change." Linda Winner
    NewsDay

    "This not-very-deep comedy is similar to what you can get on TV ... yet it's a fun and stress-relieving evening. "
    David Sheward
    Back Stage

    "it's often said humor is the best tonic for what ails you, and no matter how awful some may regard the Bush years, Will Ferrell guarantees you'll laugh through the tears."
    Roma Torre
    NY1

    "It's all pretty amusing, in a once-over-lightly way."
    Robert Feldberg
    The Record

    "Will Ferrell makes a pretty hilarious case for all of us having unfinished funny business with the drawlin', squintin', struttin' 43."
    Peter Marks
    Washington Post

    "merciless and often blisteringly funny raunch roast of the former chief executive"
    Michael Kuchwara
    Associated Press

    "a fast-paced, well-sustained near-90 minutes that's consistently funny and invigoratingly rude."
    David Rooney
    Variety