Man Of The Year

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Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 115 Minutes

Year: 2006

Boobs: Zero

One Sentence:  This movie is not nearly as funny as they made it seem to be.

I can see now why no one talked about this movie.   While it seems to be standing tall and has something to say about our culture, American politics and things of this nature, it really doesn't talk about any of these things at all.  At least not to a higher level than anything that we see daily on blogs, The Daily Show, or anywhere else we get right and left wing spin and media from.   This movie which is a thriller, disguised as a comedy, disguised as political statement doesn't give us enough of any of those to be worth it for a fan of any of the genres to watch. 

This movie, which isn't nearly as bad as the first paragraph would portray seems to be a failure of marketing.  It is sad, because if it was sold as it really was, it might have done better in the box office, and under the watchful eye of The Reviewer, which at this point of the review, is seeing how much lower he is going to rate it than when he started.  When I say he, I mean I.  Sorry about the third person, I will try to stop.  So where was I?  Oh right, The presidential debate…

This movie had it's moments, where you thought, wouldn't it be great if Jon Stewart was president and at the presidential debate, or Christopher Walker regularly narrated things around you.  Perhaps he was your buddy and just hung out with you.  Those things are great, but overall those great things are too few and far between to save this movie from it's confusion of what it wants to be when it grows up.  

All these lackluster everything's leave you really not feeling anything when it was over.  It wasn't bad in any part, it was just so not good, that you feel like you really wasted your time.  A bad movie has something to it, where you can at least laugh about it later. This movie, felt like you never even saw it, and at the end, you think, did I just spend 2 hours doing anything?  I can't remember.

2 Stars 

  • Hahaha, I thought it was pretty funny, but not nearly as funny as I wanted it to be. I would have given it 3 stars.

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