Man of the Year (2006) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Lewis Black

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Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams) is a comedian and television host who often opines on the problems with America's political system. One night, during an opening monologue, it's suggested that he run for president.
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Eventually Dobbs gets on the ballot in 13 states, leading to his acceptance in several debates, where he performs well. As he surges in the polls, his manager Jack (Christopher Walken) begins to think he has a serious chance of winning.

Meanwhile, Eleanor (Laura Linney) is a worker for a voting machine company and notices an error in their machines' code. She raises objections to the president of the company, but they go unanswered.

Eventually Dobbs wins the presidency - to everyone's shock. Elenor , now fired for speaking up, decides to tell Dobbs himself, impersonating a federal agent to meet him, but she doesn't have the heart to tell him the truth.

The two strike up a romance, going on a series of dates. But eventually Eleanor can't handle it and tells Dobbs the truth - he is not the rightful president. Dobbs struggles with what to do, but eventually decides to tell the nation of her findings.

But the voting machine company, Delacroy, pre-empts his message and paints Eleanor as a lunatic. Eleanor becomes increasingly fearful of her safety, with Delacroy workers breaking into her hotel room and following her. She's also unable to be reached by Dobbs.

So Dobbs begins a struggle to find Eleanor, protect her, and break the news to the nation once and for all.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ryan Anderson a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

    This movie revolves around the life of Tom Dobbs, who is a sharp performer he has his very own talk show. Tom has made his career out of skewering politicians and always speaking the mind of the frustrated nation on his talk show.

    Tom kept on cracking mocking jokes at a fractured system and he finally came up with a really funny idea to run for president himself. Soon he finds out what politicians have to go through and he had to make a decision of choosing his career should he say as a president or should he go back to his old profession as a talk show host. At first he wins but later he finds out that a computer voting error gave him the victory.

    Tom Dobbs is played by Robin Williams, he is a great comedian. This movie is rated PG-13 for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence. Distributed by Universal Pictures and filming locations are Toronto, Canada; Washington D.C., USA; Maryland, USA.
The review of this Movie prepared by Faiza Iqtidar

Script Analysis of Man of the Year (2006)

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   political satire

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C.

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language

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