Comedy about two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate scandal. Written by
Teri Garr [(Helen Lorenzo), the mother of Michelle Williams (Arlene Lorenzo)] played on an episode of Star Trek (1966) close to this time setting. Her character was very reminiscent of Arlene and Betsy, in being a ditz and blindly working for a political superpower during 1968, six years before the time setting of this movie. See more »
Despite the movie starting in 1972 and moving into 1973, the newspaper showing the headline about the meeting with Brezhnev shows a 1974 date and a 1974 copyright line. Newspaper headlines about subsequent events in the movie have 1973 dates. See more »
Pat, will ya stop snoring, goddamn it! My head is about to explode!
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** Great Soundtrack ** Great Acting ** Best if you're over 35**
I just saw this movie for the first time today and I was so absolutely impressed how FUN it was. The absurd explanations as to what 'may' have gone on during the Watergate scandal?! funny funny funny! Michelle Williams I was particularly impressed with. Her fumbling 15 year old quirks and adolescent insecurities were right on target and I really connected with her character. Myself being only about 9 years old when Watergate happened, I even found myself 'googling' the actual trial and the *real* facts just to re-familiarize myself with what now just seems a sort of faded time warp. Reading the *real* events I found myself feeling patriotic remembering a time that seemed so long ago (Vietnam etc.) but then sadly realizing here we are right smack dab doing what we thought we'd never repeat. (Iraq). But hey, this is supposed to be a Positive review of the film so lets get back on the soul train. I have to say I LOVED the soundtrack!!!! each song was a total flashback of my childhood. "Popcorn" by Hot Butter - "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Suede - "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone - and esp "Loves Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra with that sexy unforgettable wakka wakka guitar sound and sadly outdated violin orchestra. Do yourself a favor. Rent this film if you want to enjoy a 90 minute flashback of a very clever send up of of real event. 9 out of 10
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