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The American President
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Directed By
Rob Reiner

Written By:
Aaron Sorkin

Cast:
Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, David Paymer, Samantha Mathis, John Mahoney, Anna Deavere Smith, Nina Siemaszko, Wendie Malick, Shawna Waldron, Richard Dreyfuss

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The American President (1995)
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Movie Review by Steven
November 1st, 2007

I have always wondered if you have a strong, talented cast could the movie be bad. "The American President" has had me thinking about this since I saw it and every time I hear someone talking about it, or see it promoted on TVI still wonder.

A cast that includes Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, MArtin Sheen, and Michael J. Fox may in some sense be the result of a good movie, but the film does have in good performances lacks in story and plot development. It is predictable in every sense.

A beautiful environmental lobbyist (Bening) begins dating the President of the United States (Michael Douglas). Romance blossoms and all he thinks about is sending a meaningless bill for approval (like the real Congress and White House never do that).

You can probably guess what happens next. I told you it is predictable.

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Tim
Nov 1, 2007 11:49 PM
 
I kind of liked this one, its sort of a chick flick but anytime a story is focused around the President of the United States for some reason I get interested.

Zara
Nov 2, 2007 2:26 AM
 
I'm not normally a Douglas fan, but I must admit that I enjoyed this movie. (Especially when Sheen, playing the vice president here, later went on to being a television president. Cute, ironic, whatever.)



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