Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

Blue State isn't for conservatives, but viewers on the political left will find a movie that cares about their ideals. This setup (man makes good on a promise to move to Canada if Bush is reelected in 2004) could have merely been used to launch a generic romantic comedy: Establish why he moves to Canada, and promptly forget about politics for the rest of the movie. Instead, it features a number of interesting discussions about politics and current events from beginning to end, with characters who would be fun to meet and debate with in real life. The misadventures that the characters get into up north stretch not just plausibility but audience patience, and the screenplay has some damn sloppy structure, but at the movie's heart are characters who love America and want to do the right thing about it, a message that will resonate four years later with Obama supporters.

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