04 Jan

Man of the Year

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Grade: B

in Man of the Year, the jokes are hilarious, but the subject matter is straight-up serious. What would happen if a TV comedian/political commentator ran for President? What would happen is he actually won?

Robin Williams plays the comedian in question – and this is the best role he’s had in a long time. He’s sweet and smart and laugh-out-loud funny. The story is really kind of dark. There’s the election, and some “discrepancies” and a cover up, some big questions are raised. This might be considered mandatory viewing before our November elections! Laura Linney is the whistle-blower/love interest – she’s always good.

I really liked the movie, I was just a little uncomfortable when I was expecting a comic farce and instead I got something thought-provoking and a little sinister.

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