Using magazine covers that haven't seen the light of day since Grandma cleaned out the basement and footage of congressional committees, the film explores where Nader first quenched his thirst for positive upkeep. In the mid-'60s, as a public interest lawyer, Nader was one of the first people to really study and research car safety laws. His work would later become the basis for including airbags and seatbelts in most cars along with several modifications to the car structure and look that was popular in the '60s.This would also garner him a scandal that entailed him being investigated by private eyes hired by General Motors. Plodding through interviews and video clips, the dust is effectively blown off of Nader's importance and why he was such a popular pick for a third party candidate. Never heard of Nader's Raiders? Well, prep your eyes and ears for the shakedown. It's all good deeds, reasonable or not, for Nader, and Skrovan and Mantel are genuinely indebted to his efforts.
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But Brady -- the movie -- does everything right, balancing faithfulness with the original film with rib-jabbing at its family-friendly kitsch. The catch: The Bradys are updated to the 1990s, but they haven't changed a bit. The plot itself -- about a plan to put a mini-mall in place of the Brady block -- is a throwaway. It's just an excuse to set us up with endless Brady antics, from Cindy's tattling to Peter's voice changing, to Johnny Bravo. If all this means something to you, the film will be nothing short of hilarious. If it's meaningless to you, just look at what you missed!
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The Brady Sequel gets a lot raunchier, too, with a major subplot about Greg and Marcia's seemingly inappropriate budding love affair, and plenty of innuendo outside of that. The primary plot concerns a stolen artifact, which just so happens to be residing in the Brady residence. When Carol's first husband Roy (Tim Matheson), presumed dead, shows up looking for it, havoc breaks loose. Turns out he's a thief and will do anything to get it; along the way he fiddles with that old-fashioned Brady do-gooder spirit, telling Peter he has to "lie, cheat, steal, or kill" in order to make it in "the big house."
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.