American President/Dave

American President/Dave

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Director: Ivan Reitman, Rob Reiner

Cast: Ivan Reitman, Rob Reiner, Kevin Kline, Michael Douglas

     
 
This earnest, intelligent, and well-written romantic comedy is enjoyable and optimistic in classic Hollywood style, even if its idealism doesn't seem quite so credible against the cynical political backdrop of the Nineties. President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas), an unabashedly liberal Democrat, is just gearing up for re-election when he meets an attractive and

Overview

This earnest, intelligent, and well-written romantic comedy is enjoyable and optimistic in classic Hollywood style, even if its idealism doesn't seem quite so credible against the cynical political backdrop of the Nineties. President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas), an unabashedly liberal Democrat, is just gearing up for re-election when he meets an attractive and sharp environmental lobbyist named Sydney Wade (Annette Bening). The two fall in love and the President must soon deal with the political repercussions (Sydney is trying to get legislation through Congress), as well as the cynical machinations of Republican opponent Senator Bob Rumson (Richard Dreyfuss), who attempts to paint Sydney as a radical and use "family values" rhetoric to smear Shepherd. With the attacks affecting his standings in the all-important polls, and his love's legislation causing him headaches in the Capitol, Shepherd must decide whether he can risk continuing his relationship. A rich supporting cast, solid characterizations by Douglas and Bening, and an articulate approach make this an appealing, if not particularly weighty, study of the tensions between public and private life.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/02/2007
UPC:
0012569837676
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
3:45:00
Sales rank:
8,301

Special Features

The American President includes:; Widescreen [2.4:1] version; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English & Français (Feature film only); Dave includes:; Widescreen [16x9 1.85:1] version; Production notes; Comedy trailer gallery; Languages and Subtitles; English, Français & Español (Feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- The American President
1. President Credits [2:39]
2. Monday Morning [5:23]
3. A Heavy Bat [1:05]
4. Widower/Daughter [3:07]
5. Call Me Andy [1:49]
6. Both Intimidated [7:13]
7. He Likes Her [3:55]
8. Used to be Easier [5:11]
9. One Thing At a Time [1:26]
10. Typical First Date [4:34]
11. Invited to Dance [3:40]
12. No Halfway [5:51]
13. Invitation to Dine [2:34]
14. Got a Girlfriend [2:27]
15. The 25-Cent Tour [2:28]
16. Hard Decision [3:25]
17. Their Relationship [2:28]
18. Get Comfortable [4:42]
19. Morning-After Exit [3:24]
20. Girlfriend Factor [1:24]
21. Sydney's Past [1:50]
22. A Floral Hop-Out [4:05]
23. First Mistress? [5:15]
24. Freefall [4:59]
25. The Face Thing [1:44]
26. Crunch Time [1:16]
27. Leadership [3:36]
28. A Lost Vote [3:38]
29. One Step Behind [3:16]
30. Getting Serious [5:19]
31. Whatever Reason [2:32]
32. Last-Minute Prep [1:40]
33. End Credits [5:08]
Disc #1, Side B -- Dave
1. First Family Home [3:16]
2. Two Prez Styles [2:02]
3. Murray to Rescue [2:03]
4. Gov't Needs You [1:33]
5. Walk Like the Man [6:36]
6. A Prez Problem [3:30]
7. Get to Hospital [6:29]
8. Orchestrate Recovery [8:15]
9. The First Lady [2:54]
10. New Bill Mitchell [4:07]
11. After Hours [2:36]
12. Help Hand Shelter [5:19]
13. Veto Power [3:45]
14. Who Does Books? [2:27]
15. Money Management [6:53]
16. Trip to Basement [4:11]
17. A Night Out [6:29]
18. A Nice President [4:16]
19. Bombshell for Bob [5:19]
20. Swift Reactions [1:58]
21. Vice-Prez Nance [2:12]
22. Bob Strikes Back [6:00]
23. The Prez Tells All [6:17]
24. He Would've Done [2:36]
25. Succession/Power [1:58]
26. New Campaign Aide [2:13]
27. Secure End Credits [4:23]

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American President/Dave 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you wanted to make a great movie about the President, these two are it.
sumteacher More than 1 year ago
The American President is a movie about character and its role in the Presidency - entertaining and relevant - the acting is great. Michael Douglas is a great president. Dave has a more unrealistic plot, but is thought-provoking. What if Joe Average American had a shot at running the country? Could we do it better than our elected officials? Kevin Kline is heartwarming in this role.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago