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Man of the Year (2006)

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A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.

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Storyline

Tom Dobbs, comedic host of a political talk show - a la Bill Maher and Jon Stewart - runs for President of the US as an independent candidate who, after an issues-oriented campaign and an explosive performance in the final debate, gets just enough votes to win. Trouble is he owes his victory to a computer glitch in the national touch-screen voting system marketed by Delacroy, a private company with a rising stock price. To protect their fortune, Delacroy executives want to keep the glitch a secret, but one programmer, Eleanor Green, wants Dobbs to know the truth. Can she get to him? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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What if a Comedian Ran for President?..........What if He Won? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence | See all certifications »

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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,299,380 (USA) (13 October 2006)

Gross:

$37,442,180 (USA) (22 November 2006)
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In one scene, Robin Williams says something to the effect of going on a date with "Rachel Tensions." "Rachel Tensions" was the role RuPaul had in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995). Robin Williams played "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Eleanor goes to the vending machine to get a soda and it will not take her dollar so she goes to the hotel clerk for change. Eleanor takes a one and a five dollar bill from her wallet, handing the clerk the five instead of the one. This explains why when she is seen exiting, she is carrying one dollar bills. See more »

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Senator Mills: I support hydrogen cars...
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References See It Now (1951) See more »

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Written and Performed by Daniel May
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This is not the movie that was advertised
15 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie at a Saturday matinée with a friend. Theater was about 70% full.

Although there are quite a few funny lines, it is more of a drama/suspense with humor sprinkled on top. Robin Williams gives a decent performance as does Laura Linney. Being a Daily Show fan, Lewis Black is pretty good in this. Christopher Walken gives a good performance also.

The movie starts out slow and remains that way for about the first thirty minutes, then the suspense part kicks in and starts keeping you a little on edge throughout the rest of the movie. Suspense in a supposed comedy movie? I know that I, as well as everybody else in the place, was struggling a bit with this. A character would crack a joke during suspense sequence and you would hear just one or two laughs in the theater.

In all fairness, after the movie was over there was smattering of applause. So, definitely, some people enjoyed this movie.

I gave this movie a four out of ten, because I believe the comedy aspect doesn't work very well in a suspense/drama movie and the actors performances, while not bad, were just decent.

Again, this movie isn't what was advertised.


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