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Man of the Year

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Tom Dobbs makes an off-hand comment on his late night talk show that he would be a better president than the leader who currently occupies the White House. A grassroots campaign conducted by his legions of fans finds him unexpectedly ushered into the Oval Office and forced to live up to his promise. Unfortunately for Dobbs, he finds out that his surprise victory was actually the result of a voting computer glitch and not winning the majority vote leaves the outspoken funnyman struggling with the decision to stay the course in the Oval Office or head back behind the microphone where he is truly in his element.
Title: Man of the year
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Pictures, 2007, c2006
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: "Commander and chief" featurette ; "Robin Williams: stand up guy" featurette
Summary: Tom Dobbs makes an off-hand comment on his late night talk show that he would be a better president than the leader who currently occupies the White House. A grassroots campaign conducted by his legions of fans finds him unexpectedly ushered into the Oval Office and forced to live up to his promise. Unfortunately for Dobbs, he finds out that his surprise victory was actually the result of a voting computer glitch and not winning the majority vote leaves the outspoken funnyman struggling with the decision to stay the course in the Oval Office or head back behind the microphone where he is truly in his element.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence
ISBN: 6310803301
9786310803302
Statement of Responsibility: Universal ; Morgan Creek ; James G. Robinson presents ; produced by Barry Levinson, James G. Robinson ; written by Barry Levinson ; directed by Barry Levinson
Credits: Director of photography, Dick Pope ; editors, Blair Daily, Steven Weisberg ; music, Graeme Revell ; costume designer, Delphine White ; production designer, Stefania Cella.
Performers: Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Jeff Goldblum, Lewis Black.
System Details: DVD ; region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Other Language: Closed-captioned
In English, French, or Spanish, with optional French or Spanish subtitles
Subject Headings: DVD-Video discs Films for the hearing impaired Romantic comedy films Feature films Comedians United States Drama Presidents United States Election Drama
Topical Term: DVD-Video discs
Films for the hearing impaired
Romantic comedy films
Feature films
Comedians
Presidents
Publisher No: 61032326
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Jan 05, 2014
  • 3romm3la rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I've watched "dramedies" before but this one was unusual in that it didn't mix both elements very well. It's like it had two different genres of films running parallelly.
Robin Williams's side of the film was an unfunny political satire about a TV talk show host, Tom Dobbs, who runs for president and gets elected due to a glitch in the new voting machines.
Laura Linney's storyline is a political thriller about a computer programmer, Eleanor Green, who discovers a defect in the software that calculates the votes in the new voting machines. The company, whose fortunes are riding on the success of the machines, does everything it can to keep Eleanor quiet.
Eventually, the stories converge and drags on because Eleanor can't seem to just spit out the truth to Tom Dobbs.
The movie was quite boring and the message ham-fisted. The way it was filmed was worth commenting about though.

Dec 16, 2012
  • slavaivashev rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was OK. Borrowed it to watch second time, but actually did not have time.
Recommend it.

Mar 31, 2012
  • JOSEPH SARDO rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Not a good movie. The plot is boring and uninteresting. Does not do anything to grab your attention and keep it. Humour was disappointing, and the added drama was just out of place and weird.

Nov 22, 2011
  • kwarah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Humerousley EXPOSING the American political-mafias, serving their "corporate sponsors & interestrs", playing their cards behind the "free elections".

Robin Williams, FUNNIER than ever.

LOVE IT !!!

Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not a great movie, but I've seen worse. Good to fill a rainy afternoon.

Aug 12, 2009
  • reviewer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This film's attractions include engaging plot & cast & an interesting commentary on politics & ethics. Unfortunately, its intelligence is undermined by too many crude, boring jokes about sexual anatomy & the discrepancy that, as usual, Robin William's humour concerns character & attitude--not politics.

Nov 30, 2007
  • beckz rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Robin Williams was a great choice for the lead character in this film. He makes it what it is.

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Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.

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Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Tom Dobbs: People say Intelligent Design, we must teach Intelligent Design. Look at the human body, is that intelligent? You have a waste processing plant next to a recreation area.

Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Tom Dobbs: When I was a young boy I used to look at pictures of naked ladies, hence my right hand is very strong. I touched myself more than a third base coach.

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Mar 26, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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