The movie 2016 Obama’s America, produced by Gerald R. Molen, has surpassed four out of five of liberal filmmaker Michael Moore’s collection of ultra-liberal films in box office receipts.
The movie starring author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza that portrays Obama’s agenda through a conservative narrative including interviews with relatives and acquaintances of the president and his father and mother, in the U.S. and third world countries like Kenya, grossed $26 million by Sunday, according to deadline.com.
Only Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, a searing left-wing critique of President George W. Bush, remains ahead of the conservative documentary in gross earnings.
The conservative movie 2016 has already earned more money (not adjusted for inflation or higher ticket prices) than Moore’s Sicko (2007 – $24.5M), Oscar-winner Bowling For Columbine (2002 – $21.5M), and Capitalism: A Love Story (2009 – $14.3M).
While some movie reviewers say that D'Souza's tracing of Barack Obama's life in order to understand his world-view is only something conservatives can appreciate, others say the film is deserving of all political stripes.
D'Souza, who is Obama’s age, like the president, was raised in a third-world country, experienced mixed race issues, and was educated in the U.S. (Dartmouth). Many of their life experiences are similar, but resulted in opposite ideological viewpoints.
The Rocky Mountain Pictures film was well received and likely benefited from the timing of the Republican National Convention. The movie includes interviews with close friends of Mr. Obama’s father who was a Communist Party card carrier.
The movie’s narrative, by D'Souza, proves Obama’s mother and father held strong anti-Western views steeped in third-world anti-colonial resentments and suggests Obama is driven to see his father's dreams realized. The narrator goes to great lengths, including flying into dangerous countries and communities to talk with the people who knew Obama and his parents before he came to America and after moving to Hawaii.
At one point, the film notes Obama’s own book is called, Dreams From my Father, as opposed to Dreams of My Father, indicating Mr. Obama is living out the political dream his father was unprepared to manifest.