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Opened in Theaters: Friday, November 17th, 1995

Directed by Rob Reiner
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 1:53

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The American President
Academy Award® Nominee
A widowed President falls for a political lobbyist, much to the chagrin of his staff trying to get him re-elected.  View more >

PG-13
some strong language

Starring Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox...  View more >

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4 Total Reviews

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[--- See Now! ---]by VIP MemberMay 21, 2003
A great story with very likable characters. Exactly what a romantic comedy should be, and it delivers in every way necessary.
[--- See Now! ---]by VIP MemberSep 14, 2003
"The American President" is a smart romantic comedy about a fictionial president, played by Michael Douglas, who finds love in the mist of political turmoil. The film is directed by Rob Reiner, it's his best work as director. The film tells the tale about President Andrew Shephred, played wonderfully by Michael Douglas, who is widowed by the death of his wife. His daughter Lucy plays the sax in her room. One day, he falls for Sydney Ellen Wade (I love that name), played by Annette Bening. A outspoken activists who the president admired. The villian of the film is the leader of the opposition party played by Richard Dreyfuss, who will do anything to be president, even attack the president's girlfriend. I for one would rather see "The American President" as more of a romantic film than a political movie. sure, there are lots ot do as president, especially in one scene when the president had to cancel a date because of tensions in the Middle East. Everything works in this movie. Even the music score by Marc Shaiman is the best score that I've heard in years. "The American President" is a special movie that has many wonderful moments.
[--- Good ---]by  Oct 13, 2012
This is one of the best movies ever. charming and romantic
[--- Good ---]by  Jun 30, 2013



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