Game Change

Lists: Drama, Historical

Brief Synopsis: "Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists. Directed by Jay Roach, who previously directed the HBO film Recount and the Austin Powers movies, Game Change premiered on HBO on March 10th, 2012."

Overall Ranking: 240 (Rank from 2012: # 8)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97
Bryan Lienesch90 - Jay Roach, the director of so many comedies, jumps to true-story drama and elevates transferring a tell-all book into a film into an art form.
Dave Examines Movies75(full review)

People Involved

  • Julianne Moore (Sarah Palin)
  • Woody Harrelson (Steve Schmidt)
  • Ed Harris (John McCain)
  • Peter MacNicol (Rick Davis)
  • Jamey Sheridan (Mark Salter)
  • Jay Roach (Director)