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DVD extras include three commentary tracks, 22 minutes of deleted scenes, stills, 3 music videos, cast notes, production notes, a trailer and tv spots.
Worthwhile viewing, good extras.
Being spoon-fed a message only diminishes your enjoyment of a film, especially a satire. But I'm opposed to it on more than aesthetic grounds. Mainstream Americans hate liberals because they see us as elitist, condescending, and a little contemptuous of them. Heavy-handed films like this only reinforce that image.
"Bob Roberts" is a gimlet-eyed little mockumentary chronicling the rise, fall and rise of merciless, villainous, Machiavellian and media-savvy politician Bob Roberts, who---as the film's opening sequence makes clear---is a man of many talents: former West Pointer, Wall Street trader and stock market guru, self-made millionaire, and right-wing folk singer.
That's the clever little hook on which Robbins hangs his skillful little fusillade against mindless political partisanship: Roberts has appropriated the Rebel Prophet image crafted at Woodstock for himself, and---horrors!---for right-wing Republican politics. Roberts is an ingenious political animal, having picked up a guitar and made the transition from Woodstock to Wall Street---and now he wants Main Street.
The plot is simplicity itself: "Bob Roberts" is played with a straight face as the'documentary' of the 1992 Bob Roberts Pennsylvania senatorial campaign, produced and 'directed' by fictional documentarian Terry Manchester (played convincingly by veteran British actor Brian Murray).Read more ›
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I have joked that Tim Robbins is "the luckiest actor in the movies; every film he stars in just happens to be brilliant. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love this movie. The songs are funny and ridiculous all at the same time. Tim Robbins has always been a captivating actor - I don't agree with all his political views, but the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher Holly
How apt for these times. But nothing changes, which this movie proves. Thanks!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The quality was very high. The packaging was also very nice.Published 2 months ago by Robert Wilson
Love this movie. So funny. Best Tim Robbins movie ever. If you like political satire and movies that are kind of made as a faux documentary, you will love it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Darin Kelly
Interesting view as it's written by a liberal. Funny but most of all Wonderful music!Published 10 months ago by Beth