Man of the Year

I watched the thriller Man of the Year this weekend. You know, the one with Robin Williams. Wait, you’d never heard of this movie before either?

Meet George Washington and his immensely distant relative of the future… 

Tom Dobbs.

IMDB description: “A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.”

I got dissapointed.

The plot was alright, even though it started slowly. The actors were great. The camerawork was good. Then why did I get dissapointed?

Because of the text describing the movie in the back of the case. It prepared me for the insane “Mrs. Doubtfire”- kind of comedy. The images, the text, everything pointed to this. Instead I was presented to a somewhat more intelligent kind of humor that was put in here and there in the form of stand up in a movie that essentially was a thriller. And that’s another thing, the movie classifies as a thriller much more than a comedy. It’s a thriller more than anything. But yet the back of the case states that it’s a comedy. Oh, yes, it’s the human comedy alright.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way I think that the movie was alright. As a comedy I’d give it 2/5. As a thriller I’d give it 4/5.

Here’s my favourite quote from the movie:

“Double G before double L and double B before double G…double G before double L and double B before double G…double G before double L and double B before double G…”

And speaking of Mrs. Doubtfire:


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2 thoughts on “Man of the Year

  1. I still feel a little bad thinking about that movie. I was waiting for laughs, but got seriousness instead. And of course Robin Williams gets the girl much younger than him as always! 😛


    • Yes! Like in Final Cut he gets the younger girl! But Final Cut is in all seriousness a great movie, and since its not marketed as a comedy you could watch it and enjoy the movie to its fullest.


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