aka Last Party 2000
Directors: Donovan Leitch & Rebecca Chaiklin
The Party's Over
Actor and concerned Liberal, Philip Seymour Hoffman leads viewers on a tour of the 2000 election, visiting the Democrat and Republican conventions, chatting with celebrities, politicians and anybody willing from all walks of life about U.S. politics and just what exactly is going wrong with government policies today. While definitely slanted to the left, the film is angry, fascinating and filled with worthwhile information not solely edited together in an overly propagandist way a la Michael Moore, however while Hoffman is an amiable everyman, he doesn’t get as completely fired up enough to engage the viewer to participate more than just with casual interest. Ironic that the most infamous election of the past few years selected and documented by Chaiklin and Leitch (who filmed the similarly themed Last Party with Robert Downey Jr.)—it makes an interesting document of a time and place and the DVD is packed with worthwhile features.