Man of the Year

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"A lot can happen in one night."
  • PG-13
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 6.2  (34,945)
  • 39

Man of the Year is a 2006 American political satirical comedy-drama film directed and written by Barry Levinson. The film stars Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, and Tina Fey. The movie revolves around a comedian who decides to run for the office of the President of the United States. Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams) is a popular late-night television talk show host, who frequently makes political jokes and commentary on his show. In the lead up to the United States presidential election, Dobbs decides to run for President as an independent candidate. The public initially takes him as a joke, but as his campaign gains momentum, he begins to get taken more seriously.

Dobbs' campaign team is led by Jack Menken (Christopher Walken), a politically savvy campaign manager who helps Dobbs navigate the world of politics. In contrast, Dobbs' show producer, Eleanor Green (Laura Linney), is against his decision to run for President and is concerned about the consequences of his decision on his personal and professional life.

As the election nears, Dobbs' campaign encounters controversy when it is discovered that the electronic voting machines used in the election are susceptible to hacking. Dobbs is declared the winner, but as the controversy intensifies, he takes it upon himself to investigate the matter.

The movie takes a satirical look at the American political system, including the role of the media in elections, the influence of lobbyists, the impact of electronic voting machines, and the corruption that can happen in political campaigns. Throughout the movie, Dobbs uses his comedic skills to address political issues, making the audience laugh while also examining the serious issues in the American political system.

The performances in the movie are strong, especially Robin Williams, who turns in a memorable performance as a political outsider who sees the flaws in the political system and tries to do something about it. Williams' performance is both funny and serious, and he successfully balances the comedic and dramatic elements of the role.

The supporting cast is also excellent, with Laura Linney delivering a solid performance as Dobbs' producer who is skeptical of his decision to run for President. Christopher Walken is great as Dobbs' campaign manager, a man who knows the ins and outs of the political system and is the perfect foil to Dobbs' unorthodox approach to politics.

The movie is well-directed by Barry Levinson, who manages to balance the comedy and drama of the story effectively. Although the movie is primarily a comedy, Levinson does not shy away from the serious issues at the heart of the story. He directs the movie with a steady hand, maintaining the balance between the humor and the drama.

Overall, Man of the Year is a funny and engaging political satire that is well worth watching. The movie provides a thoughtful examination of the American political system, while also delivering plenty of laughs along the way. The strong performances, sharp script, and skilled direction make it a movie that is sure to please audiences who enjoy political satire.

Man of the Year is a 2006 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 39.

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    6.2  (34,945)
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