The 10 Worst Movies Ronald Reagan Watched at Camp David, and the Five Hippest
During a panel discussion on C-SPAN recently, someone mentioned that the Ronald Reagan Library has a list online of every movie he and Nancy watched at Camp David or the White House.
At least half this title is a lie.
So we checked it out. They watched a lot of movies, including Reagan's old films. There are a lot of Hollywood classics on the list, some surprisingly good obscure movies and a ton of `80s dreck.
Even the worst Reagan hater would sympathize with him for having to sit through these 10 stinkbombs:
10. Funny Farm
Starring Chevy Chase and absolutely no one else you've heard of, this slapstick disaster is considered the nadir of director George Roy Hill's career, and he's the guy who directed Little Drummer Girl, the worst adaptation of a John Le Carre novel ever put to screen.
C. Thomas Howell stars in this film. If you need a bigger red flag than "Starring C. Thomas Howell," the poster made clear the movie was about Howell trying to pass off as black for some convoluted reason, leading to such cringe-inducing scenes as the one above.
Who knows, maybe Ron and Nancy chuckled.
8. Chattanooga Choo Choo
Maybe the Reagans thought this was an extended version of Frances Langford singing the big band hit in The Glenn Miller Story, another movie they watched at Camp David.
Alas, in what must have been his biggest disappointment besides the failure of trickle-down economics, this Chattanooga Choo Choo starred -- brace yourself -- I Dream of Jeannie's Barbara Eden and, somehow, Joe Namath.
"The song that kept America chuggin' along is this summer's funniest movie!" was the tagline. You absolutely owe it to yourself to watch the trailer embedded above.