Run Granny Run
Marlo Poras / USA / 2007 / 77 min
We all love underdogs (well at least here in Scotland), who fight the good fight. So Granny D. is straight up our road, with her 94 years and who is running in the election for senate against the hardcore conservative. At the same time, she is campaigning against funding from special interest groups,too, and walking through the US and her state in protest. The film is a light-hearted, for all audiences enjoyable documentary about people power.
The film has a good pace, is never boring and is nicely cut and edited. However, I feel the story is kind of superficially presented, when there could be so much more to say and tell. Granny D’s husband had Alzheimer’s, now her daughter has got it, but these circumstances are brushed over. Also we never really meet the grandchildren of Granny D. or get to know the original aims of her decision to stand for election against the unbeatable famous Republican.