Ferrell knows how to do a comedic take on politicians, certainly. His Saturday Night Live impersonations of George W. Bush are evidence enough of that. However, the fact that the film Reagan deals more specifically with Reagan’s battle with Alzheimer’s has ruffled some feathers.
The story follows Reagan’s second term of presidency, when his dementia heightened. In the film, an intern tries to convince Reagan that he is simply an actor portraying the commander-in-chief in a movie.
Reagan’s son Michael spoke up about the bad taste of the project.
What an Outrag….Alzheimers is not joke…It kills..You should be ashamed all of you. https://t.co/GNzqR5vjrX
— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) April 27, 2016
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