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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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Man of the Year (2006)

PG-13 115 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller - 13 October 2006
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The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president. But his stunt to expose Washington corruption goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election. Meanwhile, a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch is responsible for his surprising victory … but will she speak up?

Director:  Barry Levinson
Stars:  Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Jeff Goldblum, Tina Fey, Faith Daniels, David Alpay, Amy Poehler, Chris Matthews, James Carville, Doug Murray, Rick Roberts, Karen Hines, Cathleen Crier, Linda Kash, David Nichols, David Ferry, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Brandon Firla

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The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president. But his stunt to expose Washington corruption goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election. Meanwhile, a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch is responsible for his surprising victory … but will she speak up?


Tagline: Elections are made to be broken.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  13 October 2006

Box Office

Budget:  $20,000,000
Revenue:  $41,237,648

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Universal Pictures, Morgan Creek Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 55 min
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