Man of the Year

Release Date: October 13, 2006

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109/159 David Mumpower Just once, I would like to see a Hollywood political movie demonstrate subtlety. Just once.
128/200 Max Braden The points are all there, but Laura Linney's subplot of election fraud becomes too dark for what should have been a fun film like The Distinguished Gentleman

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Barry Levinson and Robin Williams team up for the third time in Man of the Year, a politically themed comedy to be released in mid-October 2006. In it, Williams plays the host of a politically oriented late-night talk show who runs for president as a stunt. The problem is--he wins. The cast is impressive, with Laura Linney, Jeff Goldblum and Christopher Walken joining Williams. As in previous efforts, Levinson both wrote and directed this film.

Levinson and WIlliams clicked with Good Morning, Vietnam, but when they re-teamed for Toys it was not pretty. When Levinson ventures into the realm of political comedies, like the aforementioned Vietnam and Wag the Dog, he's garnered critical and commercial success. However, neither the director or star have had a critical hit in a number of years -- Williams last movie, RV" made cash but was savaged by most who saw it. The cast member with the biggest box office comedy cache is in fact Walken, after his turns in The Wedding Crashers and Click. Given the high concept, how the movie is received will likely dictate its box office success. (Stephanie DeGateo/BOP)

Vital statistics for Man of the Year
Main Cast Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Christopher Walken
Supporting Cast Jeff Goldblum, Lewis Black
Director Barry Levinson
Screenwriter Barry Levinson
Distributor Universal
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating PG-13
Screen Count 2,516
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