There's a story to be told in Al Franken's transformation from smarty-pants Saturday Night Live
personality to political commentator on the scrappy liberal radio station Air America, but Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus — both longtime associates of cinema verite legend D.A. Pennebaker — fail to find it. Their fly-on-the-wall documentary opens with a satirical sketch in which God himself summons Franken to take on the conservative political establishment, and follows him from the publication of his satirical 2003 book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right
through to his on-the-ground Air America coverage of the 2004 p...