Moore does her best Palin in 'Game Change' trailer
December 22nd, 2011
09:50 AM ET

Moore does her best Palin in 'Game Change' trailer

We know Julianne Moore can pull off the Sarah Palin look, but now we get a peek at how she'll carry the persona.

HBO has released a teaser for their 2012 movie "Game Change," adapted from the best-selling book by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

The teaser takes us back to the 2008 presidential election campaign trail, depicting the then-Republican presidential nominee John McCain deciding to go with then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running-mate.

Woody Harrelson stars as the manager of McCain's campaign, Steve Schmidt, with Ed Harris as the Senator himself. The clip is brief, just 52 seconds, but by the end we do see Moore-as-Palin take the stage to accept the nomination to run as vice president.

What do you think of the clip? "Game Change" should arrive on HBO - which is owned by the same parent company as CNN - in March.


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  1. calivdavy

    i would like to say that it is a very usful for home babics business and offices

    January 10, 2012 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. RCDC

    So this is what I figured in 2011: Palen for Hollywood 2012

    January 10, 2012 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Yuko

      Great tips Brian!If I could get ckooing (I mean the day-to-day kind) from my B list to the A list I'd consider myself very successful, not to mention less stressed.I think it is also the one-more-thing' added to already busy schedules that leads to overwhelm.

      February 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. not watching

    Wow, that clip looked terrible.

    January 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. boldaq

    Why don't you good Democrats disavow nasty attacks like this by the liberal-taliban?

    December 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. boldaq

    This is the same blunder Oliver Stone made with his hit piece on Bush. Conservatives won't pay for this propaganda and, judging by the comments on this board, liberals won't be watching it either.

    December 26, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. boldaq

    Ho-hum, another hit piece on Sarah Palin. Julianne Moore looks about 20 years older than Palin.
    HBO has about as much artistic credibility as Michael Moore. Therefore, this lame attempt at helping Barack Hussein get re-elected won't work.

    December 26, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Susan

    I liked her in Short Cuts where you get to see her flame red kunt.....yummy.

    December 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Phil from Aztec

    Holy _______! I am not a big fan of Julianne Moore and much less of Sarah Palin, but the two are almost indistinguishable. Julianne is outstanding! The obvious question is now: was McCain's campaign manager smoking as much dope and/or other drugs as Woody Harrelson when he came up with the idea of Palin as McCain's running mate? Maybe there is some typecasting involved here. There are a lot of intelligent women in politics in this country that could have changed the game plan for McCain, why did they settle on Palin? I guess I will have to check it out on HBO.

    December 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Terry

    So many people hate this woman...does hollywood really think getting someone of Moore's talents to play her is going to pay off? Fire the exec who thought of this one!

    December 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Melissa

    Oh blech. I will not be watching this.

    December 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. American Conservative

    December 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. the_dude

    I'm looking into my crystal ball and I predict this movie will be a total failure flop.

    December 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. the_dude

    Did they get some rapper turned actor to play obama? Someone like 5 cent or snope dog.

    December 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. George Lyda

    Having big boobs and a lot of junk in your trunk isn't a talent!

    December 23, 2011 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
    • American Conservative

      Junk? This gal takes care of herself. She ran an 8 minute mile, 13 times in a row, while in Iowa last past August. Let's see Obama make it 100 years!.

      It would be nice to β€œwant to see” the President of the United States Sarah Palin

      December 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ted Striker

    Please no Glen Rice scene !!! Poor Glen Rice, seems like a decent guy but he must have post traumatic stress disorder from the incident.

    December 23, 2011 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  16. goo6er

    Be careful – a lot of readers won't see through your sarcasm. With a grateful tear in their eye they'll applaud you for putting their ideology into poetry.

    December 23, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  17. Caribou

    I am all for showing the disgraced ex governor in all her glory like Josh Brolin's portrayal of Skippy Bush in "W", but Palin will take it as publicity and relish in the PR glow that is Sarah, regardless how truthful and cringing her character in the movie turns out. Dangerous for us. We dont want her back! We already have the male equivalent in Rick Perry and he wont go away either!!! MILF or not, please go away.

    December 22, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Prairie Doc

      Caribou – you're on the money with your take. My only feeling about this movie is that it's a lesson on how you can take a ditzoid from out of nowhere and make them into some sort of hero or idol. Frankly , this whole story seems like a remake of "Face In The Crowd" starring Andy Griffith except with a female persona.

      December 23, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  18. obamainator

    Who is right. This hollywood robot couldn't hope to match Sarah Palins chaacter and integrity while mouthing a smear driven script from the hacks at HBO...

    December 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  19. The Real McCoy

    I don't care what ya'll say, Palin is an outright MILF.

    December 22, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Donn

    Palin? Really? Come on folks, who cares about this bimbo?

    December 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Hot Carl

    Sounds great! Can I join you?

    December 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  22. truth hurts

    Liberals and media are one in the same so who cares about this movie, julian moores a good actor wasting her time going on a role thats shallow. Worry about the country and not your political party, including obama. He ended the war (right before re election), so what, it was supposed to be august 2 years ago so not much kutos there. Glad we put in all that stimulus money, too bad the economys still in the dump, along with unemployment and the value of a dollar is still going down. Atleast he took care of immigration control, o wait, he just made a new bill so I can pay for their healthcare, thats right. Yet you all take about palin, she had alaska running bettter than obama has america going.

    December 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evel Knievel

      Hey douchie, first of all, it's spelled, "kudos". Secondly, Palin doesn't run Alaska anymore so whatever's going on there has nothing to do with her.

      December 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • truth hurts? What?

      Sounds like you only consider yourself important... oh yeah.... I love seeing conservative posts on CNN because they are always full of grammatical errors and insight. First off, understand what you're talking about (you are full of ridiculous statements that are of no truth or merit) and PLEASE re-investigate Palin's work in Alaska. Educate yourself for Christs sake, that's all I ask. WE ALL need to help each other out. We are in this hole because of uneducated people like you.

      January 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Uhh – she quit as governor of alaska so she could pig out at the partisan $$ trough.

      "he just made a new bill so I can pay for their healthcare"

      You're a fool since illegals are specifically called out as ineligible for coverage under the new plan... and the crux of the plan is to ensure every citizen pays or helps contribute to their own healthcare costs – so uninsured people with no ability to pay don;t show up to the hospital as often, requiring the rest of us to pay for them. You have things completely backwards.

      The economy has been slowly improving. The main stallout in 2011 / 2012 has been largely due to the eurozone crisis unfolding... but I don;t expect you to actually deal with facts.

      Te devaluation of the dollar is ON PURPOSE – since it devalues debt being held (i.e. it is devaluing the outstanding balances of people's mortgages since housing values declined). In addition it makes US goods cheaper overseas and foreign goods more expensive here... helping manufacturing substantially.

      China pegs the yuan-dollar exchange rate artificially low – making their products cheaper here and ours costlier there. As a consequence, they are importing our inflation at a multiplier... helping to cause the high rates of inflation there. This will either force them to drop the peg, or accept unacceptably high inflation (all the while devaluing their holdings of US debt).

      What you don't know would fill volumes.. of things called books.

      Educate yourself.

      January 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  23. mlg

    In the united states there is now right or left, republican or democrat any more just established order. We are in the same situation as syria, under survaliance, opressed, the media is censored and biased "including cnn, fox, msnbc", and although they are not shooting us down in the streets, they kick you're doors in take you're family and you disapear without a trace. And now they made it completly legal to do this in the new defense bill with a indefinite hold without due process at millitary prisons.
    I just pray that there is enough time for the citizens that claim to be republican or democrat realize there is no difference. And draw a line and make a stand.
    I and my fore fathers have served this country since coming in the early 1700s, and if they saw this country now they would be disgusted,

    December 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Evel Knievel

    Did they get that kid, Corky, from that show "Life Goes On" to play the retarded baby?

    December 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  25. lmao

    Palintwit is on a roll ! You go girl ! Lol !

    December 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  26. @Boo & palintwit

    You took the words right out of my mouth! The only dialogue that palin created was made up crap. Then her minions would grasp at her words, & they became "their" truth. Some of the most uninformed people in America.

    December 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Pk duster

    Joe if they made a movie about obama they would show how he ended the war in irac that george bush started bush started the war because his father did not go all the way in to irac bush killed over four thousand soilders and thousans of more with brain damage

    December 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • ohreally?

      Obama didn't end the war. The original agreement Bush made was to end it by 2011. Obama didn't do anything to end this.

      January 4, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Payal

      Hi Gretchen! I'm doing 4 at a time, because I'm silautlneousmy adding them to Flickr, and didn't want to overwhelm my Flickr stream with photos of my feet πŸ™‚ And yes, I'm using my 28 everyday to try to get some continuity with the placement of my feet. In hindsight, I probably should have used my 20mm, but it's manual focus (old lens from my Dad) and not sure I'd always want to focus manually! Thanks for the nice comments πŸ™‚

      April 24, 2012 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  28. Boo

    Are you brain damaged or just another conservative moron?

    December 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  29. HopeyChangey

    More liberal slant propaganda from HBO. History is still being written by the Victors.

    Sarah Palin may not have been the best choice to run, but she did spur a dialogue and clear definition of stance in the US.
    Funny the liberal/progressive call to arms is their outspoken and sometimes outrageous expression of their First Amendment rights, but they are alwasy the first to quell free speech at Universities when Conservative voices wish to exercise their rights as well.

    The only good thing is most intelligent Americans will see this latest attempt to sway public opinion for what it really is, a hit-piece propaganda tool created by the left wing progressive idealogues.

    btw, Cancelled my HBO and HBO on demand along with Cinemax about 30 minutes ago. So tired of Bill Mahar (sp) and the other loony craptastic shows HBO tries to pass off as entertainment.

    December 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      Then go back to Fox "News" where you can feel good about your ignorance. We all know you conservative morons can't think independently because you're all stupid sheep. And I'm sure HBO could care less that you canceled your subscription.

      December 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • AmazedinFL

      No Palintwit, there is a difference. Fox presents their fiction only from a single, narrow ideological/political viewpoint, whereas the Inquirer is a little more open minded in how they present theirs.

      December 22, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      Wow! I guess HBO and Cinemax must really feel bad about you cancelling your service – NOT! Palin made a fool of herself and her family. Glad they are not on the national scene anymore. Cheer up. I see she still has her phoney gig of FAUX SNOOZE.

      January 13, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  30. da bug


    December 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Pk duster

    Why not tina fay sara hate tina sara is so jelous of tina ya bet ya

    December 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Pk duster

    52 seconds is to long i think 30 seconds is the story of saras life

    December 22, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Pk duster

    I hope miss moore wears a short pretty blue dress and saids you bet ya

    December 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  34. mikrik13

    The Palin family are the Kardashians of the political world. They need to have their own boycott website too.

    December 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Istrt

    She actually suits the role. Never gonna watch the movie but just saying.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  36. michaelfury

    December 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Jolly Elf

    I'd rather watch lojenk's dumb flicks than any flick about the Palins!

    December 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Observer

    Palin is a neocon hack, who should not be elected dogcatcher.

    Who watches this stuff?

    December 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • destroyer

      Well she was the Gov of Alaska! Better than comunity organizer!

      December 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      Right, destroyer – how dare our president work for charities!!!!! Moron.

      December 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • goo6er

      destroyer –
      Uh, I think Obama's resume now lists President of the United States for the past three years. A little more impressive than a small-state governor QUITTER.

      December 23, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      @Destroyer – You mean half-term governor. Remember, she quit her job as Gov. to go make money on FAUX News and that stupid reality show. I hear she did nothing while Gov. of Alaska. I'll take the community organizer over the Imbecilla from Wasilla any day!

      January 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vivilia

      I love your series! aminazg composition and quirky views throughout πŸ™‚ Do you always use your D700 (I know this from flickr not a stalker, haha)? I'd love to do a FWIS project, but waiting till I have a smarter phone to do so πŸ™‚

      April 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Superhiro

    Lol @ Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt. That I wanna see.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  40. john

    Who cares??

    December 22, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Joe

    Can someone make a movie about how Obama won the presidency by promising change and then after being elected turned out to be even worse than Bush?

    December 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • destroyer

      I bet you 16 Trillion dollars it's not fiction!

      December 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      Did your mother have any children that lived?

      December 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • goo6er

      When you throw a bomb like that you should have the balls to back it up with something substantive, lady.

      December 22, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Prairie Doc

      Joe seems to be in that small circle of ultra conservatives who'll say anything negative about President Obama and who think that they're making an impression on people. The impression is that "Joe" pays no attention to history or the facts. In short, no one could be as bad a president as George W. Bush!

      December 23, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Chanel T

      Yes, someone should!!! Only...that hasnt happened so what would be the point?? Try again. Being clever and funny takes time.

      December 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phillipe

      He's right. Obama has tripled the amount of drone strikes in Pakistan, sold bunker busting bombs to Israel (Bush refused to do so), invaded Libya, sent troops to Chad, authorized the assassination of US citizens without trial, renewed the Patriot act, last time I checked Guantanamo is still in operation and on and on. These are FACTS. All you Obama worshippers have your heads firmly in the sand.

      December 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jean Jones

      Reply to Joe: Hon, you gotta math problem? Bush's wars cost us 3 trillion dollars, plus interest on the loan from China, plus continuing care for our wounded soldiers. Obama made a speech when he was a senator against going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. He said to just go after Osama bin Laden, and he did it! Give him some credit. Mr. Bush is a good man, but his wars are a big reason for the mess we are in. Obama had done his best to clean up a mess he didn't make.

      December 29, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Obama just signed into legislation a law that will allow him at his sole discretion the authority to arrest anyone, anywhere, US citizen or not, and indefinitely detain them in a military prison.

      We are now at the stage that Germany was prior to WWII. Sieg Heil!

      January 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Leo

    I think she eats doooodie.

    December 22, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  43. AmyDD

    I like Julianne Moore – didn't anyone see her on 30 Rock? She can do some great accents.

    December 22, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  44. Santa's helper

    Game Change is an appropriate name for this movie. When they put Palin on the ticket, it did change the race. They got whipped in the election. Biggest mistake the republicans ever made was putting an idiot like Palin on the ticket.
    This women isn't even qualified to be a Mother, let alone a vice president. If McCain would have dropped dead, she would have been president. How many wars would you like to be in? Thank God the American voters were smarter than that! Happy Holidays!

    December 22, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  45. Richard

    Christianity is a cult

    December 22, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  46. TJ

    They should've ask the person who made the guiness book of world records as the oldest man to play McCain. Ed Harris is too young for the role. Also, I didn't know Julianne Moore did so well playing comedic roles.

    December 22, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  47. Nephi

    LoJenk is a Laminite. A dirty anti LDS laminite.

    December 22, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  48. Nephi

    LoJenk always has to ruin everythong with their crappy videos. LoJenk suuuuuuuuckz.

    December 22, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  49. Madtown

    Was Julianne Moore asked to get a lobotomy, in order to portray $arah Palin properly?

    December 22, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Turn

      My big one is pre-pregnancy fitness. I had lost about 45 lbs here & there in 2008 & 2009. I felt great I felt the htasehielt I had felt in a long time, and I felt comfortable in my own skin. Then I gained it allllll back when I was pregnant. Some of it was because of complications & bedrest some of it was first time pregnancy stupidity & eating for 20 instead of 2 (and choosing potato chips & Reese's pieces instead of healthier options). I've already lost about 10 lbs, and now that the holidays are over (well, almost) it's time to focus! I joined a gym yesterday & went for the first time tonight. JoJo & MoMo's upcoming nuptials (I felt so eck at Miah & Teresa's wedding) & our trip to Hawaii next Sept (shorts, beachwear dear God, NO!!) are proving to be some good motivation!! Also, I want to take more pictures and my camera phone does not count[]

      March 17, 2012 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  50. LoJenk

    December 22, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  51. Focus S

    It looks Julianne Moore doing a Tina Fey impersanation of Sarah Palin. Maybe it's just me ? anyone else agree?

    December 22, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      Just you. And she's doing an "impression" of her, not an impersonation, nor an "impersanation" as you spell it.

      January 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  52. lojenk

    December 22, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • boldaq

      Is this an example of the "post-racial" hope and change we were promised?
      Can anyone post hateful trash or is lojenk the resident bigot?

      December 26, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Nephi

    She is just a dirty Laminite.

    December 22, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Rustyy

      Kardashian / Lohan 2012!!

      December 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • phl

      It's spelled Lamanite. Have you ever read the Book of Mormon?

      December 30, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • AntiPalinAlaskan

      Who Laminited here?

      January 1, 2012 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Leila

      Hi Lisa, Here is one more As I Live and Breathe LOL! You will be missed by QVC and all of it's vierews, who tuned in to see your informative, honest (and fun) presentations on air. You are a Class Act Ms. Mason! May God continue to Bless You and Gino AND Good Luck with the book and all of your future endeavors. [ vote for the book signing is West Chester, PA...after all, you did spend alot of time in the area ]

      April 26, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |

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