CNN previews Obama's final State of the Union speech as a Wes Anderson film

CNN previews Obama State of the Union as a Wes Anderson film
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On Tuesday, President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address. Since he starting in his final year and faces a Republican Congress, the president is reportedly skipping the usual laundry list of proposals that have little chance of passing and will instead focus on a forward-looking, sunny preview of where the U.S. is headed (or at least where he hopes it is going). If that sounds a little dry, CNN spiced it up with this preview shot, scored and narrated like a Wes Anderson film.

The best part of CNN's pretty creative endeavor is probably "Chapter 4: Republican Response," remembered in the clip as a series of awkward speeches that many of the GOP responders would probably rather forget, set to a very Wes Anderson-y song. After paying homage to Anderson, though, CNN gets in a jab: "Next year, much like Wes Anderson movies, the State of the Union address will look and feel very familiar, with a different lead character but many of the same faces."

If you want a more traditional preview of Obama's seventh and final SOTU speech, The Associated Press has you covered below. Peter Weber

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