A mix of political satire and a modern take on 1930's-style screwball comedy, this romance from director Ron Underwood was assumed by many to be based on the real-life relationship between liberal political consultant James Carville and conservative commentator Mary Matalin. Michael Keaton stars as Kevin, an insomniac who meets Julia (Geena Davis) in a store late one night as they haggle over the last bottle of sleeping pills. After spending a romantic evening together, Kevin and Julia each discover to their chagrin that the other is a rival speechwriter in a nasty New Mexico senatorial campaign. As the senate race heats up, the bickering pair tries to keep the relationship alive, but then Julia's ex-fiance Baghdad Bob Freed (Christopher Reeve), a network news foreign correspondent, shows up with the intention of renewing their relationship.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Comedy,Romance
- Run Time: 99min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/16/1994
- DVD Release Date: 12/26/2001
- Themes: On the Campaign Trail,Opposites Attract,Battle of the Sexes
- Tone: Matter-of-Fact,Talky,Stylish,Wry,Ironic
campaign, competition, media, politician, rival, romance, enemy, love, speech-writer, strife
- Language: English