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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    For 60 minutes, the movie appears to have found the right tone and approach, then everything goes wrong. It's rare to see a production that starts so strongly finish so weakly. show more

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