New Obama Movie Declares, 'Before He Gave Hope...He Was Barry'

October 21st, 2016 3:33 PM

Another gushy movie about President Obama will surface a month after the election.

The Root reported that Netflix will be releasing an original movie, Barry, documenting Obama’s early college years. The teaser trailed released Thursday featured a brazenly inspirational message that read, “Before he gave hope, before he created change, before he made us believe ‘we can,’ he was Barry.” This gushy movie probably doesn’t resemble anything like the 2006 movie portraying the fictional assassination of George Bush, Death of a President.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the official description for the move states, “In a crime-ridden and racially charged environment, Barry finds himself pulled between various social spheres and struggles to maintain a series of increasingly strained relationships with his Kansas-born mother, his estranged Kenyan father, and his classmates.”

The inspiring description continues, “Barry is the story of a young man grappling with those same issues that his country, and arguably the world, are still coming to terms with 35 years later.” Like what in the world a community organizer does.

Netflix will stream the film on December 16, when Vulture predicts “we’ll already be feeling the pangs of nostalgia as the Obamas get set to leave the White House. Don’t go, Barry!”

Directed by Vikram Gandh, the film will star Devon Terrel, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Ellar Coltrane and Jason Mitchell.

One month ago, media also gushed over Southside With You, a film about the President and First Lady’s first date.