This earnest, intelligent, and well-written romantic comedy is enjoyable and optimistic in classic Hollywood style, even if its idealism doesn't seem quite so credible against the cynical political backdrop of the Nineties. President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas), an unabashedly liberal Democrat, is just gearing up for re-election when he ...Read MoreThis earnest, intelligent, and well-written romantic comedy is enjoyable and optimistic in classic Hollywood style, even if its idealism doesn't seem quite so credible against the cynical political backdrop of the Nineties. President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas), an unabashedly liberal Democrat, is just gearing up for re-election when he meets an attractive and sharp environmental lobbyist named Sydney Wade (Annette Bening). The two fall in love and the President must soon deal with the political repercussions (Sydney is trying to get legislation through Congress), as well as the cynical machinations of Republican opponent Senator Bob Rumson (Richard Dreyfuss), who attempts to paint Sydney as a radical and use "family values" rhetoric to smear Shepherd. With the attacks affecting his standings in the all-important polls, and his love's legislation causing him headaches in the Capitol, Shepherd must decide whether he can risk continuing his relationship. A rich supporting cast, solid characterizations by Douglas and Bening, and an articulate approach make this an appealing, if not particularly weighty, study of the tensions between public and private life. Don Kaye, RoviRead Less
Richard Dreyfuss, Anne Haney, David Paymer, Shawna Waldron, Samantha Mathis, Anna Deavere Smith, Michael J. Fox, Martin Sheen... Good. 1995 Run time: 114. Customer service is our top priority! The item or packaging may have identifying markings from its owner or show limited signs of wear. Digital copies may or may not be present.
Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Good. 1995 Run time: 114. Complete with case and tape, tape has 3 stickers, 100% GUARANTEE! fast shipping, shipped with delivery confirmation, if your not satisfied with purchase please return item for full refund, buyer pays return shipping.
Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, David Paymer, Richard Dreyfuss. Very good in very good packaging. Language: English. Run time: 113 mins. Originally released: 1995. VERY SMART VERY FUNNY GREAT CAST
Love the movie--it came quickly as promised. A wonderful cast--funny.
Mar 14, 2013
I have always loved this movie. It's sort of "Why can't it really be like this?" I think this movie was popular enough that the TV series The West Wing was sort of a spin-off. btw, I loved that as well.
Sep 9, 2009
One of the very few movies I'll watch over and over.