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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.

Cast: Robin Williams , Laura Linney , Christopher Walken , Lewis Black , Jeff Goldblum , Rick Roberts , David Alpay , Karen Hines

Director: Barry Levinson

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Man of the Year (2006)

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

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Man of the Year remains an interesting proposition throughout, and a tale well told. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Like a politician who waters down his message to gain favor with the masses rather than truly serving his constituency, Man of the Year seems determined to play it safe on all counts. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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

  • 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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