I shouldn’t have to qualify why I’m reviewing the controversial Breitbart presented film My Son Hunter. I hope never to have to do it again. First, this review primarily exists because we posted the poster to the film on Instagram, and an outraged bunch of “woke” internet trolls told us we couldn’t review this movie. The commenters called us names (boo hoo!) and accused us of being the propaganda wing of extremist organizations all over a poster.
The second reason I’m reviewing this film is as critics, we should be able to review anything and everything, whether we agree politically with it or not. So to anyone who feels we shouldn’t review a movie that pokes at your particular political position, kindly go have sex with yourself. That said, My Son Hunter, directed by Robert Davi, is a piece of s**t.
“…Hunter is living the life of a political playboy, doing lines of coke and hooking up with news reporter Grace…”
If you’ve watched Fox News or any other conservative news organization, you’ve heard the story behind this film ad nauseam. After a nightly swim and a quick sniff of his secret service agent (Gina Carano), Vice President Joe Biden (John James) learns that the contents of Hunter’s (Laurence Fox) laptop is out in the public and needs to stop it from going public.
Cut to a strip club, where Hunter is living the life of a political playboy, doing lines of coke and hooking up with news reporter Grace (Emma Gojkovic), who is working off her student loans. The party then moves to Hunter’s pad, where he begins telling his story to Grace after a hit from a crack pipe. Realizing this guy is Joe Biden’s son, she gets real cozy with him to uncover his story.
It’s here that My Son Hunter takes on the vibes of Adam McKay’s political “satires,” Vice and The Big Short. Hunter is portrayed as the son trying to win the approval of his father after the death of the beloved heir to the Biden legacy, Beau. Hunter was in charge of establishing billion-dollar influence peddling deals in the Ukraine and China, while his father was Barack Obama’s Vice President. Breaking the fourth wall (ala The Big Short), supporting characters begin to explain the facts of these alleged deals. After information and emails connecting the Vice President to Hunter’s business in Ukraine started to surface, the Biden campaign goes into full repair and cover-up mode with help from the mainstream media.
"…staunch critics of My Son Hunter claim that this film is nothing more than alt-right propaganda. They're absolutely right."