Watching Game Change is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. If you disliked Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign then you're probably going to dislike her even more... I held back from the word "hate" because the film does portray a woman thrust into a situation completely out of her depth and it's very clear that her catastrophic campaigning efforts were due to wildly neglegent strategists. With John McCain's campaign in jeopardy his advisors orchestrate a daring change in strategy and invite Palin to become his running mate. Cramming a vetting process from several weeks down to just 5 days, they ignored important information about Palin's abilities. While she exuded confidence she lacked a serious knowledge of ANYTHING outside of Alaska. She didn't know that England has a prime minister and that North and South Korea are two separate countries... the film is brilliant. The performances are incredible and Julianne Moore is nothing short of amazing. Not only does she look the spitting image of Palin but she embodies every nuance and minute character trait. She won the Emmy for her performance and were it not a HBO production I am sure she could have won an Oscar. Ed Harris is also excellent as McCain and Woody Harrelson stands out as the chief strategist responsible for the whole thing. According to insiders, the film is an accurate account. While Palin and McCain have called the film (and the book its based on) a false truth, several other key players from inside the camp are on record endorsing its honesty. Sarah Palin herself is an oddity. While you can't help but sympathise with her unexpected catapult into the public eye, there's also a greater feeling of disgust (and horror) that someone so blatantly dimwitted and ignorant can get so close to The White House. It boggles the mind. Game Change is a great political film with rock solid performances.