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    Palin Documentary “Undefeated” Loses

    By kyle | July 24, 2011

    The Sarah Palin documentary “The Undefeated” plunged 63 percent in its second weekend and I assume it will be expanding to few more markets, if any. It can now be officially labeled a flop.
    I wanted this film to be good. It was not. It goes into the Hall of Ignominy on Rotten Tomatoes, joining the select group of films that have scored zero percent. I warned the makers that it was a dog as loudly as I could. They could have fixed some of the problems they faced. They ignored me and barred me from a critics’ screening of the finished cut in New York City. They paid the price.

    Topics: Sarah Palin | 8 Comments »

    8 Responses to “Palin Documentary “Undefeated” Loses”

    1. Hunter Tremayne Says:
      July 25th, 2011 at 9:54 am

      But I don’t understand – Big Hollywood says that its a massive hit!

    2. Bugg Says:
      July 25th, 2011 at 11:59 am

      We ALREADY have a president who’s not fond of his day job.

    3. JohnFNWayne Says:
      July 25th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      This is all Conner Friedersdorf’s fault.

    4. JohnFNWayne Says:
      July 25th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      Conspicuously enough, there are no headlines at Big Breitbart about “The Undefeated” and its box office take, only a top-of-the-spot marquee line on it going to video-on-demand. Yeah, that’s a good sign.

      I can’t wait to see how this is spun.

    5. Brandon Says:
      July 27th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      I really wish the Big sites would pull their tongue out of Sarah Palin’s rear. There is little redeemable about a politician who quits their job and then wants an even bigger job.

    6. yankeefan Says:
      July 28th, 2011 at 11:41 am

      Brandon, I don’t know if you work in corporate America, but if you do, you’d know this for sure: FUMU (F*ck Up, Move Up) is standard operating procedure. Why shouldn’t it be so in politics?

    7. Brian Says:
      July 29th, 2011 at 2:38 am

      You did break the embargo – unethical conduct – then got smarmy and acted like a jerk when confronted with that fact.

    8. Kyle Says:
      July 29th, 2011 at 9:09 am

      Not the case.