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When Jews parody Dickens…

An American Carol, David Zucker’s broad blast at the American left and the creative offspring of a Republican Jewish Coalition shidduch between Zucker and co-writer Myrna Sokoloff, opened this weekend – and it’s tanking.

It’s more or less tied with, of all things, Bill Maher’s Religulous, but that’s deceptive – Maher’s film is a documentary (they traditionally underperform) and opened in a third of the theaters.

The almost universally thumbs down “Carol” got from reviewers probably didn’t help. Best (reviewer) line so far: “I laughed harder at Munich.” I guess it’s not a great sign when the reviews raise more laughs than the movie.

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