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And the Winner Is... (2009)

A film crew is visiting the quaint Midwestern town of Centerville to film a piece about "small town politics". Centerville is an amazing setting with its picture-perfect town square, "ma ... See full summary »

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Master Of Ceremonies
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John Noble
Doug Kusak ...
Marty Machody
Kirk Brown ...
Chris Carl
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Cindi Lipton
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Krysta the Producer
James William Hunter ...
Sloan Murphy
Gary Jochum ...
Audio Guy
Carli Taylor Miluk ...
Barista
Don Mitri ...
Tony Vincelli
Kaleb Singleton ...
Robert Silk
Leslie Thompson ...
Miss Centerville
Crystal Wilson ...
Lashae Jackson
Jonathan Yurco ...
Calvin Connors
Justin Zabor ...
Cameraman
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A film crew is visiting the quaint Midwestern town of Centerville to film a piece about "small town politics". Centerville is an amazing setting with its picture-perfect town square, "ma and pa" restaurants, 15 traffic lights, and friendly faces that say 'hello' as you pass them on the street. Unexpectedly, they encounter an astonishing change in the town's history. The mayor announces that he will not be running for re-election and instead they will elect their next mayor through a beauty pageant style event. Suddenly, Centerville becomes a place buzzing with enthusiasm as citizens embrace the idea, aspiring mayors throw their hats into the ring, and political campaigns are launched in anticipation of the Election Pageant. In the public eye, the candidates are charismatic, engaging, and out to make great change. Behind closed doors, hidden cameras catch temper tantrums, back stabbing, and jockeying for attention as the Election Pageant approaches. The Election Pageant is reminiscent ... Written by Speakeasy Factory

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$300,000 (estimated)
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(Dolby 5.1)

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1.85 : 1
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Magnetic
Written by Warren Boutros and Lee Kweller
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original and funny
14 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

I am a big fan of films that poke fun of certain personalities. Especially people who take themselves too seriously. Um, let's see, politicians and beauty pageant contestants do definitely fall into that category.

I'm also a fan of films that actually make a good social points. Here the theme is that political elections have become too much of a popularity contest. A smaller theme centers around the abusive use of eminent domain. This is all pulled off here with a unique story, characters I can relate to, and a charming small town setting ("Centerville").

"And The Winner Is ..." starts off a tad slow, but by 10 minutes in, the film becomes really fun and highly enjoyable. The 'politicians' are quirky and memorable. The actors did an excellent job (especially Don Mitri, Kirk Brown, and Kevin McClatchy).

"And The Winner Is ..." is really a dramedy (a combination of a comedy and a drama). Both genres are employed here with great results. Go out and see this movie!


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