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Janeane from Des Moines

Janeane from Des Moines (2012)

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Janeane Wilson is a conservative Iowa housewife who works as a home health aide, keeps busy in her garden, and attends a local women's bible study group. But as the 2012 presidential election draws near, she is determined to find a Republican candidate who will take America back from the Democrats, repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood and get rid of gay marriage - issues that she feels are destroying the country she loves. She dives into Iowa Tea Party politics and the lead-up to the Iowa

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This cinema demi-verité is a fascinating, discomfiting hybrid of real candidates and a fake constituent, but director Grace Lee's own politics and tactics are something of a muddle.

November 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A commentary on the immense gap between a desperate citizen and the politics she had hoped might help her.

October 11, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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A presidential-year docudrama about a Tea Party conservative's futile search for a candidate that leaves her no option but to pull the lever for Obama in November.

October 13, 2012 Full Review Source: myfilmblog
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Grace Lee's film betrays its own fictions by overloading on cheap worst-case-scenario mythology.

October 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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