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The Obama Effect (2012)

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A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John ... See full summary »

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Charles S. Dutton
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charles S. Dutton ... John Thomas
Katt Williams ... MLK
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Molly Thomas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toneey Acevedo ... Older Hispanic Man
Kristen Ariza ... Mrs. Kay
Mark Ashworth ... Nigel The Butler
Giselle Bonilla ... Maria Santiago
Bill Lee Brown ... Tank
Reggie Brown ... Barack Obama
Yakira Chambers ... Passerby #3
Angelina Cortez Angelina Cortez ... The Obama Girl
John Diehl ... Steve Warren
Lauren Evans ... Passerby
Jenny Gago ... Dede Santiago
Richie Gibbs ... Redneck Friend
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A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential campaign. While John becomes obsessed with the ideal of change that Obama represents for Americans, he has in turn neglected to create positive change in his own life, particularly with regard to his health and familial relationships. John hides his health problems from his strong, yet supportive wife, Molly, creating a strain on their marriage. John seeks the support of a Republican relative, MLK, who initially starkly resists supporting a Democratic candidate. John's son, Kalil, rebels against his father's avid support of Obama by supporting the Republican candidate as well. John neglects to support his daughter, Tamika, at a crucial moment in her life, as she has recently fallen in love and become engaged to be married. John faces additional ... Written by Anonymous

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A people's past, a nation's future, one man's passion.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$73,000, 15 July 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$110,251, 29 July 2012
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Color
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Connections

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Just saw left the screening!! - Don't delay, see this movie ASAP, cause its only gonna be in theaters for 2 weeks!!
12 July 2012 | by recognizeentSee all my reviews

I gave this movie a 7 which may be a little high BUT its due because I was truly shocked on how good this movie was. The movie has great acting on behalf of Katt and Charles S. Dutton, good script, lots of heart, its very engaging, and above all it triggers a emotional connection. Katt Williams can definitely do drama. He pulled off the right amount of funny and real as a Black Republican. Charles S. Dutton aka Roc does it again. He makes you laugh, cheer and fall in love with the story. I'm growing tired of my Black Movies having to be dumbed down in order to be entertaining. So I had low expectations, because the lack of advertising, had me flying blind. I almost thought this was gonna be the B-Level one step up from stage play. So glad to be wrong! Great camera work and flow of the story. I can guess why its not being advertised - ITS NOT FOR "EVERYBODY", BUT FOR WHO ITS FOR...ITS GREAT!!! I'm telling everybody to see this movie. I love the energy that I felt amongst the crowd as we exited the theater - It's a feeling that I won't soon forget :)


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