Man Of The Year

2006

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Barry Levinson
Writer: Barry Levinson
Cast: Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Jeff Goldblum, David Alpay

Synopsis:
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?

Quotes:
Tom Dobbs: “If you tell a bad joke, you can put a laugh track over it – but the joke’s still not funny.”