Actors, acting & bad scripts

Is this ad an acting problem? A script problem? Or both?

I think I’ve said it here before, but if you’re going to use actors, you need a script that sounds real (in addition to actors who can act).

“Strickland must have thought we’d forget he voted for favored trade status for China…” Yeah, that’s how real people talk.

Later, “Strickland, same guy who’s Ohio state problem…”

It’s like they took a narrator’s lines and through them into the mouths of “real people.”

The problem with an ad like this one is if you don’t believe or relate to the people (the actors), then I think you’ll miss the point of the ad. I know I did, didn’t believe it for one second.

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