Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy SimonsIn Theaters: April 22, 2012Runtime: 28 min 7.8
?Veep? follows fictional Vice President Selina Meyer through the politics of everyday life. Her mildly rebellious daughter, her devoted personal aide and her ambitious employees make up the cast of characters who both assist and hinder Meyer. Every moment must be spun correctly, every interview carefully angled to win over the public and every political act decided on the basis of behind-the-scenes financial support and political maneuvering. ?Veep? is about a life of perpetual spin. The second most powerful person in the world, the Vice President of the United States, is actually quite powerless: the victim of hapless underlings and cutthroat colleagues. Meyer?s political fealty is not clear, but that only enhances the realities of the show: The situations are the same regardless of which side of the aisle she?s on.