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The American President [WS] [DVD] [1995]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 10)

    Special Features


    • Theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The American President
    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. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Michael Douglas
      Michael Douglas - President Andrew Shepherd
    • Annette Bening
      Annette Bening - Sydney Ellen Wade
    • Martin Sheen
      Martin Sheen - A.J. MacInerney
    • Michael J. Fox
      Michael J. Fox - Lewis Rothschild
    • David Paymer
      David Paymer - Leon Kodak



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful film

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      DennisB
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      The film is a rom-com between a lobbyist and the US president. The romantic thread follows generally the familiar rom-com arc, but in the context of a presidential administration pursuing policy initiatives independently, and at times at odds with the lobbyists interest. The more engaging aspect are the ancillary scenes where we see policy making amidst a blossoming romance and the president. Michael J. Fox, Martin Sheen, and Michael Douglas are in their prime, and superb in these roles. It's easy to see how The West Wing is it's proud offspring.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      mjs13
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      While people may not like politics, this is an excellent movie that covers the executive branch very well without being preachy, boring or irrelevant. The actors are great about bringing you in and making you care about the story and the issues.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie made a great Christmas gift!

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      OneBadPlant
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      This is my mother in-law's favorite movies and Best Buy was the only place that had it in Blu-ray format. She loved it so much, she teared up when she opened it. Thank you, Best Buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie made a great Christmas gift!

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      OneBadPlant
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      This is my mother-in-law's favorite movie. She was so happy when she opened it Christmas morning. It shipped super fast and it was very easy to order it from the app.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exactly what I wanted. Fast shipping.

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      Catlover1955
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      The website said there might be a delay on one of the items I ordered, but all came together in less than a week. I'm impressed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Different look

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      rodney
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      Another view point towards looking at a personal walk with a single President.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best movie ever made about the presidentence .

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      Star
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      Best movie ever made about the presidentence and how democracy is suppose to work

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Romantic movie

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      Merv52
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      This is a great (clean) movie. It's full of romance and drama. Great date movie

      I would recommend this to a friend



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