CSA: Confederate States of America- June 27th

CSA: Confederate States of America (2004)
English- Mockumentary
Rated “PG-13”
Runtime- 89 min.
dir. Kevin Willmott
 

After a mere glance at this movie’s cover made me laugh, I knew I had to put it on the schedule.  Given, it didn’t unfold exactly like I thought it would.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

What if the South won?  That is the premise of this comedic mockumentary.  The film is shown as a broadcast of a controversial British documentary about the history of the C.S.A. in this alternate universe.  It is interspersed with fictional commercials for products that may have gained more traction in this new country.

Acting: 2/2

Everyone fits really well into this new fiction, and at points it becomes almost believable.

Photography/Set: 1/2

This was where it kind of fell apart, and the low budget really showed.  The serious style felt at odds with the low-rent presentation.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

The commercials were pretty cool, with some of them looking like bona fide products that you could find in a store.

Misc: 1/2

Good, but I’m not sure how much will really stick with an audience.  The more racist jokes were handled with care, but if you’re going to get offended, then don’t watch.

VERDICT: 7/10

Has trouble getting past the simple premise, but there are a lot of jokes to be made in the meantime.

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