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In a nation where anybody can become President, what would happen if somebody gave a nobody the keys to the Oval Office? Academy Award-winner Kevin Kline stars as Dave Kovic, a mild-mannered office manager who looks exactly like the President of The United States--whom he is hired to impersonate. But when a sudden illness waylays the President, Dave's one-night job doesn't end, and he must deal with the hilarious complications of fooling an entire country, as well as an increasingly suspicious First Lady.]]>
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medPG13 PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches; 4.16 Ounces
- Item model number : 43166
- Director : Ivan Reitman, Lauren Shuler Donner
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen, Full Screen
- Run time : 1 hour and 50 minutes
- Release date : August 10, 2010
- Actors : Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames
- Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish
- Producers : Joe Medjuck, Lauren Shuler Donner, Michael Gross
- Studio : WarnerBrothers
- ASIN : B001ECDVJU
- Writers : Gary Ross
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,904 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The man Dave replaced was corrupt and engaged in fraudulent activities unknown to Dave. The real president had a severe stroke. Dave, who looked exactly like the president, with charm and ease became the president, and started to fulfill many presidential duties much to the annoyance of the Chief of Staff, Bob Alexander, who is seeking to be named Vice President, and eventually president. However, Alexander was involved in the many nefarious deeds with the actual president.
The president's wife, played by Sigourney Weaver, hates her husband, because she knows he is a womanizer, but comes to admire this new president whom she eventually realizes is not her husband.
What ensures is incredible. Watch this film. It's worth your time. The cast is outstanding.
This is a fun, good-hearted movie. Kline is endearing as the underdog who suddenly becomes the Commander and Chief. The supporting cast is also strong, with good performances from Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley and especially Charles Grodin in limited screen time. This comedy manages to steer clear of potty humor and the like that is so common in films today, and instead explores the subject with an almost childlike innocence.
Parental Advisory: Dave is rated PG-13. It does contain one adulterous sex scene that is heard more than seen (there is no nudity). There is another scene where a man is seen showering through fogged glass. His buttocks are visible briefly, but that's all. There is some mild profanity at points and a couple abuses of God's name. Other than these bits, it is a relatively tame movie.
The quality of the Blu-ray transfer is quite good. Details are sharp, and colors are strong. The sound is a little bit soft, however--I had to crank it on my system. The weird thing was that it would not go any higher than a certain point. It sounded no louder at 60 than it did at 30. When there was no background noise, it was okay. But when my wife started doing some stuff in the kitchen, it made it difficult to hear the dialogue at times. Nevertheless, I was still pleased with this Blu-ray. If you are considering an upgrade from DVD, it is worth it.
Dave is a light, heart-warming comedy. It is a good antidote to some of the crass, hit you over the head comedies that are being made these days. I highly recommend it.
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I really love this film and I have watched it many times. When I noticed it has come out on Bluray I had to get it.....
The lead actors: Sigourney Weaver...well..let's be honest, anyone who can 'win' a President, figure out how some blue skinned people tick and in particular get the better of a bunch of really nasty Aliens can do no wrong in my book! As an aside, I have to confess I am really perplexed why the Amazon 'Product details' lists many of the movie actors but misses Sigourney Weaver off!? WHY Amazon? Kevin Kline also is a great and engaging actor who is brilliant in his characters and I can't finish without adding Frank Langella again plays his character brilliantly ...fab.
As I said earlier I love the film. In my mind the acting is just 'right' for the type of movie. The plot blends a simple story, sometimes subtle and sometime obvious emotional portrayals, interspersed with some humour and romance.
On a more technical note, I couldn't seem to find out if the import Bluray was region free but I took a chance. I can report my copy, imported from the USA, pays perfectly here in the UK. Assuming this is generally true; I hope this helps any other uncertain UK viewers.
Ok it may be a 'girly' thing but I love a happy ending... break out the popcorn, chocolate and possibly tissues, hit play and I hope you enjoy. :-)
First class cast; Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver star but Frank Langella turns in a good devious performance too.