They're calling it “a spoof of A Christmas Carol and contemporary American culture,” from the director that brought you Naked Gun and Airplane! But what the press release doesn't say is that the director is David Zucker, a self-proclaimed “9/11 Republican,” and that American Carol is a brazenly right-wing send-up of Michael Moore as an America-hating Scrooge, to be converted by the ghosts of presidents past.
Zucker has deployed a cast of Hollywood's GOP A-listers, including Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper, and Zucker stalwart Leslie Nielsen. “It outdoes any movie I have ever done in tasteless, offensive, un-PC humor,” says Zucker. The movie is getting advance buzz through the conservative Creative Response Concepts firm, which handled the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign.