Man of the Year

PG-13| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams), the satirical host of a political talk show, decides to shake things up by running for president after making comments that he would be a better president than the leader who currently occupies the White House. His fans begin a grassroots campaign that catapults him into the Oval Office, but soon after moving in it is revealed a computer glitch mistakenly awarded him the presidency. Tom is left with a tough choice, stay the course or head back behind the microphone.

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Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Man of the Year (2006)

Release Date: October 13th, 2006|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • The result is a mess -- sometimes an entertaining mess, but mostly a movie that makes a perfunctory mockery of the mockery currently passing for political discourse. show more

  • The actors, individually fine although they appear to be in different films, tread warily on each other's turf, like Martian and Venusian making adjustments for an alien gravitational field. show more

  • Levinson diverts his film into a political thriller with its own conspiracy theory, an improbable romance and a curious subplot that feels like an anti-smoking ad. Little wonder his bewildered star, Robin Williams, looks confused much of the time. show more

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  • September 17, 2011 artv200
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    Maybe we don\'t like looking at ourselves. I enjoyed the movie because it made me feel uncomfortable. This film was made in 2006 before national politics became as weird as it is today. No mention was made of foreign wars, or dangerous debt, but the idea of a stolen election seems eminently real and what people might do to protect that secret at least possible. The film does morph from light-hearted to serious/dangerous for the characters so it does seem like three mini-stories tied together. Perhaps that explains its lukewarm popularity.

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