Based on 121 votes and 10 reviews
Kevin Costner steps into familiar territory as "Bud," America's favourite Everyman. It's a role that I like him in, so I really enjoyed this lightweight comedy-with-a-conscience. With a solid supporting cast and homage paid to such classics as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Miracle on 34th Street, it's dang near impossible to criticize. This is not a BIG film but the message resonates with an informed voting population as we watch events unfold in the US. You don't have to love Costner to enjoy this film, but it helps.
I didn't think I was going to like this movie at all, but I really did. It's about an ignorant American schlubb (the exaggerated everyman) whose daughter is far quicker than he is. The trappings and pettiness of campaigning are also exaggerated here, with the Republican's scare tactics and cross-attack ads being the funniest. The thing I find most refreshing about this movie is that by the end, the filmmakers never pick a side. It ends at the beginning of the Bud-moderated presidential debates, which disappointed me a little bit, but I understand why they did that.
this movie is really great anybody who says it sucks then they have bad taste in movies.
wow a film with a great moral to it. Look for more of my reviews. E.B.A.
Excellent movie! I laughed at some parts, and I was touched by some parts. I loved the ending. I was pleasantly suprised by this movie and would definitely recommend it.
Very good, actually EXCELLENT!
Excellent movie! Who said that the end was not good?? Probably some 14 year old teenager...It is a MUST SEE movie. Still thinking well stop and go get a ticket.
The ending wasn't a let down, that wasn't the point of the movie... anyway... the movie was FUNNY! Not a waste of money.
This started out as a good movie with Kevin Costner, but the ending was so bad, that I WOULD NOT recommend this movie to anyone. Once the ending came it was such a huge let down, it wasn't worth 10 cents to go see it.