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.
In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
A 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 business of kids television isn't all child's play.
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
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[quoting Benjamin Franklin]
Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reason.
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I just had the opportunity to screen "Man of The Year" only to be completely shocked and disappointed. Not only is the movie barely a comedy, but the jokes are pretty much Robin Williams stand-up form 2002. Literally, if you've seen or heard his 2002 Broadway routine, you'll recognize jokes. In terms of how its not a comedy; well let's see, Williams plays Tom Dobbs, a TV political comedian who decides to run for president. OK, that sets up a great comedy idea, plenty of funny opportunities. Oh no. Instead, most of the movie is a complete political thriller. Laura Linney 's role turns the movie into a Manchurian Candidate meets a Robin Williams special. The movie has strong political messages, sure. But thats not why i went to see a movie.. basic equation should be: Robin Williams + Political Commentary = Funny Political commentary - its so simple. Well they messed something up (Barry Levinson not writing a comedy i suppose).
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