Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (in the theater and 21 May 2013)
Brief Synopsis – A Presidential look-alike must assume the role of the President when the real president suffers a stroke.
My Take on it – I first saw this movie with a former teacher (who happened to be named Dave also). I didn’t know anything about it and was surprisingly astonished as to how good it was. I have always been a fan of Presidential history, so this was so much fun for me to watch.
This movie is filled with about 30 cameos from real politicians, pundits and other famous people.
Kevin Kline is great and natural in this movie and even though both Kevin Costner and Warren Beatty were offered the role, I doubt the movie would have been as good if either of them accepted.
Kline has always been a versatile actor, but here he does a great George HW Bush impression. Interestingly enough, Clinton won the White House while this movie was in production, so the resemblance would have been more evident ahd Bush won a second term.
Great supporting cast; Veterans Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Charles Grodin , Ben Kingsley and Kevin Dunn. Look for roles by upcoming stars Ving Rhames, Laura Linney and Bonnie Hunt
Bottom Line – Fun movie that does a great parody on politics. Kevin Kline is an amazing actor. Highly recommended
Rating – Oscar Worthy