Man of the Year

Man of the Year

DVD - 2007
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Tom Dobbs makes an offhand 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.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal ; Willowdale, Ont. : Distributed by Universal Studios Canada, c2007
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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ScipioI Feb 13, 2015

Pretty terrible. It seemed like it was trying to be like Dave. (Kevin Kline). it failed. All the performances were wooden (excepting Lewis Black and Laura Linney). There is nothing to reccomned this movie. The 'message' was trite.
Skip this film.

Jan 05, 2014

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

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

Mar 31, 2012

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

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

Robin Williams, FUNNIER than ever.


Mar 26, 2011

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

Feb 11, 2008

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.

beckz Nov 30, 2007

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

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

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 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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Mar 26, 2011

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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