Roseanne for President!
Directed by Eric Weinrib
Twenty-five years after Roseanne Barr’s groundbreaking number-one sitcom, Roseanne for President tells the tale of her 2012 grassroots campaign for President of the United States. While Roseanne may have revolutionized the way Americans talked about family, class, race, gender, and gay rights, this campaign trail adventure is a personal account of Roseanne’s thoughts on these subjects—and others, as we have never heard them before. What seems at first like a political profile quickly becomes a humorous and sentimental picture of an icon. This surprising journey uncovers raw and revealing moments from Roseanne’s private world, while juxtaposing her current influence as a politician with her role as a comedy leader in the '90s.
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★★★½ review by Michael Adams on Letterboxd
The Green Party 100% should have gone behind a celebrity, she was right about that. She still came off as “either I win or you’re wrong” though.
★★★½ review by Audiences Everywhere on Letterboxd
"Given the timing of the release – with everything happening with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and the seemingly corrupt influence of the DNC on the campaign of the former in favor of the latter – Roseanne for President! is a documentary likely to enhance existing political frustrations through its biographical portraiture."
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