American President/Dave

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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 ...
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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.
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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)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/2/2007
  • UPC: 012569837676
  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 1,828

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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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- The American President
   Jump to a Scene
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Michael Douglas/Andrew Shepherd
         Annette Bening/Sydney Ellen Wade
         Martin Sheen/A.J. Mcinerney
         David Paymer/Leon Kodak
         Samantha Mathis/Janie
         Michael J. Fox/Lewis Rothschild
         Written by Aaron Sorkin
         Produced and Directed by Rob Reiner
         Continue
      The Oval Office
         The Reteaming of Reiner and Sorkin
         Striving for Authenticity
         Creating Camp David and Other Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
   Select Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
   Reel Recommendations
      Actor
      Genre
   Play Movie
Disc #1, Side B -- Dave
   Jump to a Scene
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Kevin Kline -- Dave Kovic/Bill Mitchell
         Sigourney Weaver -- Ellen Mitchell
         Frank Langella -- Bob Alexander
         Kevin Dunn -- Alan Reed
         Ving Rhames -- Duane Stevensen
         Ben Kingsley -- Vice-President Nance
         Gary Ross
         Lauren Shuler-Donner
         Ivan Reitman
      Special Cameos
      Recreating the White House
      On Location
      Theatrical Trailer
   Select Languages
      Soundtracks: English
      Soundtracks: Español
      Soundtracks: Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
   Reel Recommendations
      Actor
      Director
      Genre
   Play Move
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Both movies are fun, but also topical

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movies about the President

    If you wanted to make a great movie about the President, these two are it.

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    Posted January 10, 2009

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