Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion: Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
“I don’t apologize for anything!” – Morton Downey Jr.
Morton Downey Jr. was a famous TV show host in the late 80’s. He was a precursor to such circus acts as Jerry Springer, Glenn Beck, and so many other conservative bigots. Morton Downey Jr. seemed to me to be the poster child of the 80’s, a disturbing time filled with greed, selfishness, cocaine, malls, and horrible hairstyles. Morton Downey Jr. seemed like an awful person, who I’d hate to meet. That being said, I loved watching this documentary about this loud-mouthed TV show host. Watching his life fall apart due to arrogance in such a grand way was like watching a train wreck. I couldn’t look away.
Evocateur follows Morton Downey Jr. from his childhood on through to his passing. While the movie tries to be unbiased and open for interpretation, I think it’s hard to paint Downey in anything but a poor light. Even though this mediocre musician, turned talk show god, turned no body. If anything Downey will remain an artifact of an era of greed and ignorance. Kind of like a forefather of the current financial mess our country is in now.
Honestly though, no matter what your political beliefs are, this movie is both interesting and informative.
OVERALL RATING 7.5 OUT OF 10 – RENT OR BUY A COPY HERE
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