Welcome To Mooseport (Widescreen Edition)
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Cast: Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Marcia Gay Harden, Maura Tierney, Christine Baranski, Fred Savage, Rip Torn.
Running Time: 115 minutes.
Rated PG-13 for some language and gross elderly nudity (just an old man's behind).
"Welcome to Mooseport" has enough charm and some quirky moments to make those who are fans of Ray Romano's "Everybody Loves Raymond" television show giggle somewhat, but ultimately it is caught trying to be a comedy that does not have much scripted humor and relies too much on Romano to get laughs just because of his fame. Gene Hackman is well-casted as Monroe "Eagle" Cole, one of the most famed former Presidents of the United States of America, who has moved to the small Maine town of Mooseport due to a sloppy divorce that left him without his Baltimore home. Ray Romano stars as Handy Harrison (who happens to be a handy man-go figure), a goofball that knows the ins-and-outs of the town, but does not know when to commit to his long-time girlfriend Sally (Maura Tierney).
When Mooseport's mayor suddenly passes away, "Eagle" Cole is asked to take on the assignment. He accepts, but only because of the good public press he would receive. Handy Harrison names himself a candidate as well when Cole asks Sally out for a date, leading both men into a sequence of idiosyncratic campaign stunts that involve televised mayoral debates (?) and golf matches to win over women. "Welcome to Mooseport" is a film that is enjoyable for younger teenagers and adults that grew up watching Hackman during his prime, but ultimately it is an unfunny attempt to draw on the success of "Everybody Loves Raymond". Romano is actually the weaker of the two lead stars, either because he was not given the ability to shine in a somewhat limited role, or because in reality his television show is a triumph because of his overwhelmingly talented supporting cast in the first place. An average film and that is being generous.
The film revolves around the mayoral race pitting the most popular former president, Monroe "Eagle" Cole, and the region's plumbing messiah, Handy "Dandy" Harrison, in a diminutive New England township known fittingly as Mooseport. (The community has a domesticated moose as its mascot.)
The reason for Cole's presence in Mooseport is that the former first lady has robbed him of millions in savings as well as his permanent residence, forcing him to flee to his vacation home. After a cordial reception, the locals urgently suggest Cole run for the position of town mayor.
Considering what this might do to boost his favorability even more with the masses - and to raise a little dough for a library in his honor - Cole accepts. What Cole didn't realize is that a local man named Harrison is also a candidate for the job. The following morning, yelps of "David vs. Goliath!" can be heard emanating from the press.
Because "Eagle" Cole would never retreat after giving his word, he beckons Harrison to withdraw from the race to preserve Mr. President's relationship with the public. There's only one problem: Cole has inadvertently asked Harrison's honey of six years out on a date. As it turns out, Harrison's veterinarian girlfriend is fed up with his failure to mouth the matrimonial question. The dash for mayor of Mooseport is on.Read more ›
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This was Gene Hackman's last movie role, and Ray Romano's first time on the big screen. Romano was good enough on television with "Everybody Loves Raymond", but he seemed... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Long Tom
Call me crazy but I think it would've been better if Welcome to Mooseport had been a suspense or drama instead. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bryan
I love it! It's just a fun, easy-going comedy that the entire family can enjoy, and you don't have to worry about embarrassing sex scenes or obscene words that would make Grandma... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sharon Sizemore
Very funny, but was not expecting the first thing you saw was a back view of an old man totally nude. Warning...may not be suitable for children if you prefer they not see it.Published 9 months ago by brobinson60