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(IFC Films)When Congressman Anthony Weiner’s political career was interrupted by his self-inflicted 2011 sexting scandal, it was a cautionary tale about hubris, arrogance and ego; so the fact that directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg got to follow Weiner and his wife (and Hillary Clinton aide) Huma Abedin during his abortive 2013 NYC mayoral run is nothing short of amazing.
This is a warts-and-all film about politics that no one would have allowed themselves to be shown in such a way: it’s strange that Huma okayed it, but her husband’s head is so big that it’s unsurprising he allowed this hilariously embarrassing portrait to result. Too bad there are no extras: Weiner’s commentary would have been priceless.
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