Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Barry Levinson
Writer: Barry Levinson
Cast: Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Jeff Goldblum, David Alpay
Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams) has made his career out of skewering politicians and speaking the mind of the exasperated nation on his talk show. Dobbs cracked scathing jokes at a fractured system night after night…until he came up with a funny idea: why not run for president himself?
Dobbs ignites a grassroots movement that puts him on the ballot. Hot on the campaign trail, he debates elected drones and says exactly what frustrated voters have often thought. The muckraker wins – only to learn that a computer voting error gave him the victory. With time ticking on the inaugural clock, Dobbs has a big decision to make: should he go back behind the mike or stay in the Oval Office?
Tom Dobbs: “If you tell a bad joke, you can put a laugh track over it – but the joke’s still not funny.”