Julianne Moore Palin, Julianne Moore has received praise and criticism for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the HBO movie â€śGame Change.â€ť The movie, which depicts the turmoil inside John McCainâ€™s campaign in 2008, depicts Palin as an attention grabbing, but inexperienced, politician.
Palinâ€™s former spokeswoman Meg Stapleton called Mooreâ€™s depiction of Palin sick. Stapleton says that the movie shows Palin as a weak character.
The movie wonâ€™t hit HBO until March 12th, but a trailer does show Palin nearing a nervous breakdown. Moore said that she knew the role would be controversial but she doesnâ€™t believe that itâ€™s an unfair portrayal of Sarah Palin. Moore said:
â€śWe have her displaying moments of sheer brilliance — I mean, she was unbelievably charismatic. Suddenly here was this working class mother who popped out and seemed to be able to command the world, but of course upon further inspection, she was clearly not prepared. She didn’t necessarily have the experience necessary to lead our country, and that’s what we were attempting to characterize.”
But Stapleton thinks that Julianne Mooreâ€™s performance in â€śGame Changeâ€ť mocks the former governor of Alaska. Stapleton said:
â€śThey mock Governor Palinâ€¦ as weak and unable to cope and press forward. And the movie and the trailerâ€¦ say that. And yet, look with your own eyes at what she and her family have endured and inspired over the last few years. Any lesser man would have hanged himself by now. So whoâ€™s weak?â€ť