Knock Down the House

Knock Down the House ★★★½

I stumbled across this documentary a while back but never really had the compulsion to watch it considering the way politics seems to be over-saturating everyday life. And, truth be told, I wasn't the biggest fan of AOC.

That all changed (a bit) after watching this. While there are three other candidates running for office, the bulk of the documentary follows the arc of AOC, from waitress prepping a bar and dragging a bucket of ice from an elevator to going toe to toe with her Democratic primary opponent (and condescending POS) Joe Crowley.

We know how this turns out as AOC has been one of the most vocal members of Congress, but the sheer guts and strength and conviction to stand up the establishment tickled my decades past punk rock loving heart. While it plays like a progressive Democrat propaganda film, the filmmakers do a fantastic job of keeping the focus on the candidates and their ups and downs leading up to election day.

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