Can George Butler’s Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry make a difference? Answer: Probably not because it’s hitting theatres too late in the game. “Will audiences pay to see what amounts to a two-hour political tribute to a man spotlighted free on the news every night?,” asks Sharon Waxman in a 9.14 New York Times story. “Can a theatrically released feature film create last-minute momentum for a presidential candidate? Could the effort boomerang?” Bitter answer: Kerry is toast. It’s over. Butler’s doc, if you care, will open in 200 theaters on 10.1, less than five weeks before the election.