In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »
Hannah Taylor Gordon,
Kids show host Rainbow Randolph is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the kid's TV business isn't all child's play.
When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.
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
In the scene where Robin Williams goes into the laundromat to vote, the name of the facility is named 'Papas', the same name of the character Robin Williams played in House of D (2004). See more »
The character of Dobbs is given a piece to say about NASA spending a huge amount of money developing a pen that would work under weightlessness, whilst the Russians simply used a pencil. This is an urban myth. NASA had nothing to do with the development of the pen - which also works underwater. It was produced quite independently by the Fisher company.
The story also overlooks the fact that pencils are a potential fire hazard and that pencil shavings are also a hazard. Also that the Russians used pencils because they were *unable* to develop a pen that would work under weightlessness.
When it came to the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project - the first international manned spaceflight - Russian mission commander Alexei Leonov arranged for the cosmonaut corps to purchase a stock of the pens and refills, and ensured that they were given the same 20% discount as NASA. See more »
Okay, I wasn't sure about this movie prior to going. I read the four or five reviews and they said it wasn't a comedy. Therefore, I expected it to be a thriller like they said.
Well, they weren't exactly correct. It is funny, and no, not all the humor is in the trailer. I agree, this is not just a comedy, it's a dramady (drama/comedy) But if you know that going in, you won't be as disappointed. It is similar to Barry Levinsons other comedies, funny but also has some deep drama.
This movie was advertised wrong, much like The Village. But it is still a good movie
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