• Man of the Year (2006)

Man of the Year

Release Date: October 13th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 20th, 2007

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

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Morgan Creek Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Emotional, Underdog, 2000s, Engaging, Hilarious, Hospital

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    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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