Knock Down the House

Director: Rachel Lears
Year Released: 2019
Rating: 3.0

Lears follows around four women - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Cory Bush of Missouri, Amy Vilela of Nevada and Paula Jean Swearengin of West Virginia - as they try to unseat already established incumbents in their respective states: it's a Jane versus Goliath narrative, and unfortunately only one of them won.  I'm not going to pretend this isn't agit-prop funded by the organizations Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats (both socialist-oriented Bernie Sanders off-shoots ... but where is their money coming from?), but I will say that I found the stories of the various women to be enthralling and sometimes very sad - something needs to be done politically in the U.S. of A. to help out the working class (it's an abomination that many people struggle to get reasonably-priced health care).  Ocasio-Cortez (sometimes abbreviated as AOC) is a lovely individual - she may not have the most basic understanding of how economics works, but her passion and enthusiasm are endearing traits: she's a legend in the making ... and she pisses off the Republicans (and even some Democrats), which is a valuable skill in an era of political trolling.