The first 72 minutes of The Final Year are terrific, if you love Obama. The rest of it is for the rest of us.
The documentary is now available for rental on Amazon Prime for 99 cents, and it’s worth at least twice that. Purportedly, it’s about the last 365 days of Obama’s foreign policy disasters efforts. The filmmakers were given access to document Obama’s All-Stars at work: John Kerry, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and — perhaps most amusingly — Iran Deal architect, Obama “mind meld” partner, and failed novelist Ben Rhodes.
The first hour or so is pretty rough going if you’ve never been a passenger on the Obama Train, so I’ll summarize it for you: