Becky and I went to see Man of the Year at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO on Friday night. The Yahoo website at Man of the Year describes the movie as follows:
“Acerbic performer Tom Dobbs has made his career out of skewering politicians and speaking the mind of the exasperated nation on his talk show. He cracked scathing jokes at a fractured system night after night–until he came up with a really funny idea: why not run for president himself? After a flip comment, Dobbs ignites a grassroots movement that puts him on the ballot. Hot on the campaign trail..”
Man of the Year looked like it was going to be a great flick from the Previews, but it didn’t deliver. For a while it’s a comedy, which becomes a thriller (which made absolutely no sense) and then turns into a drama. It’s just goofy and isn’t very funny.
Robin Williams was funnier in RV than in this movie. There were a few good laughs, but Robin jumped from joke to joke like a court jester. For a while we thought we were watching Robin’s character on Jay Leno or David Letterman as he tried to get as many “sound bite” jokes in as he could before the next guest.
You could tell that the audience was wanting to get more involved in the movie and was trying to laugh, but the movie just couldn’t keep everyone’s interest. The bottom line is that Man of the Year will be hitting the rental rack soon, which is where you should wait to see it.
John – ** Rental
Becky – ** Rental
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