29 October 2008 8:27 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Up until Election Day on November 4th, we'll be taking a look at one movie every day that involves an election, which gives us seven great political movies to discuss. With 6 days to go, let's start with movie #2! The American President (1995) Before he redefined political fiction and swept the Emmys year after year with The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin warmed up by writing a romantic comedy set in the White House. Michael Douglas plays President Andrew Shepherd, a widower and single father who falls for an environmental lobbyist played by Annette Bening. Rob Reiner directed the film, right after directing Sorkin’s first screenplay, A Few Good Men (let’s all just forget that North fiasco).


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