Man of the Year (2006)

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Man of the Year: Directed by Barry Levinson. With Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Lewis Black. A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.

“I just had the opportunity to screen u0026quot;Man of The Yearu0026quot; only to be completely shocked and disappointed. Not only is the movie barely a comedy, but the jokes are pretty much Robin Williams stand-up form 2002. Literally, if youu0026#39;ve seen or heard his 2002 Broadway routine, youu0026#39;ll recognize jokes. In terms of how its not a comedy; well letu0026#39;s see, Williams plays Tom Dobbs, a TV political comedian who decides to run for president. OK, that sets up a great comedy idea, plenty of funny opportunities. Oh no. Instead, most of the movie is a complete political thriller. Laura Linney u0026#39;s role turns the movie into a Manchurian Candidate meets a Robin Williams special. The movie has strong political messages, sure. But thats not why i went to see a movie.. basic equation should be: Robin Williams + Political Commentary = Funny Political commentary – its so simple. Well they messed something up (Barry Levinson not writing a comedy i suppose).”

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