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Swing Vote

(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Bud Johnson is an apathetic, beer drinking, lovable loser, who is coasting through a life that is passed him by. His one bright spot in his mundane existence is his precocious, over achieving twelve-year old daughter, Molly. She takes care of them both. She accidentally sets off a chain of events on Election Day, which culminates in the presidential election coming down to one vote, Bud's. Suddenly, Bud becomes the voice for everybody when the world realizes that his vote will be the one that elects the next president. Descending on the unwitting inhabitants of the small town of Texico, New Mexico, politicians wage a war for Bud's vote.
Title: Swing vote
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
Summary: Bud Johnson is an apathetic, beer drinking, lovable loser, who is coasting through a life that is passed him by. His one bright spot in his mundane existence is his precocious, over achieving twelve-year old daughter, Molly. She takes care of them both. She accidentally sets off a chain of events on Election Day, which culminates in the presidential election coming down to one vote, Bud's. Suddenly, Bud becomes the voice for everybody when the world realizes that his vote will be the one that elects the next president. Descending on the unwitting inhabitants of the small town of Texico, New Mexico, politicians wage a war for Bud's vote.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for language
ISBN: 9780788888366
0788888366
Statement of Responsibility: Touchstone Pictures presents in association with Radar Pictures and 1821 Pictures ; a Treehouse Films production ; produced by Kevin Costner, Jim Wilson ; written by Jason Richman & Joshua Michael Stern ; directed by Joshua Michael Stern
Credits: Director of photography, Shane Hurlbut ; editor, Jeff McEvoy ; music, John Debney.
Performers: Kevin Costner, Madeline Carroll, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, George Lopez, Judge Reinhold, Charles Esten.
System Details: DVD; widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital
Other Language: English or Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Presidential candidates United States Drama Election Day United States Drama Fathers and daughters New Mexico Texico Drama Voting United States Drama Presidents United States Election Drama
Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Comedy films
Topical Term: Presidential candidates
Election Day
Fathers and daughters
Voting
Presidents
Publisher No: 057384
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Jul 01, 2013
  • MT60 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Never heard of this movie before but grabbed off the shelf on impulse. Maybe not as preposterous as it seems. Candidates' unprincipled pandering for a vote seems all to real.

Oct 20, 2012
  • ckersting rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

really enjoyed this one.Original and different story line without falling into the same old hollywood formulas. Actually quite star-studded! A feel good movie by the end.

Jun 06, 2011
  • Nicholas Dimitri Nseir rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

very awkward movie

Aug 16, 2010
  • mance19 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Real lesson is the ideal relationship between a father and daughter...

Jun 27, 2010
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Improbable story line. The real story is the relationship between father and daughter, which provides an inspiring and feel- good story.

Jun 23, 2009
  • joseph rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good - Swing Vote (2008) 120 min. This is a political “fairy tale” about one man deciding who the next American president will be. I’m not sure if this political rarity is even possible. Despite the questionable reality of the pretence of this film, the film has really nothing to do with answering platform issues and who the best man for the presidency is. It’s about a little girl’s relationship with her dad. If you keep your focus on this aspect of the story, the film works very well. Kevin Costner is wonderful as the father, who seems to have given up on everything including his little girl played affectionately by Madeline Carroll. Costner really had to “dumb down” for this role which may not be very attractive to the ladies. I wonder what the producers of this picture were thinking when they hired both Kelsie Grammar and Dennis Hopper to play the presidential candidates (especially Dennis Hopper; he’s just scary). Again, this is a fairy tale and the election coverage is not intended to be the main story. Finally, the film does end abruptly and may leave you wanting more.

Jun 04, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A great satire on the American political system. I found that more entertaining than some of the intended comedy.

Kevin Costner is very stereotypical at the beginning and the end (if you've seen the movie you'll understand the difference between the two).

The real star is Madeline Carroll who plays Molly, the hope and intelligence of the American voting population.

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Jun 04, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Jun 04, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Brief moments. Mature theme and content.

Jun 04, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Implied briefly.

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