GREEN CINE Already a member? login
 Your cart
Advanced Search
- Genres
+ Action
+ Adult
+ Adventure
+ Animation
+ Anime
+ Classics
+ Comedies
+ Comic Books
+ Crime
  Criterion Collection
+ Cult
+ Documentary
+ Drama
+ Erotica
+ Espionage
+ Fantasy
+ Film Noir
+ Foreign
+ Gay & Lesbian
  HD (High Def)
+ Horror
+ Independent
+ Kids
+ Martial Arts
+ Music
+ Musicals
+ Quest
+ Science Fiction
+ Silent
+ Sports
+ Suspense/Thriller
  Sword & Sandal
+ Television
+ War
+ Westerns

The American President back to product details

The Art of the Possible
written by RJones3 October 14, 2007 - 3:32 PM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Let me confess up front that I was moved to tears at some points in An American President, which is perhaps in the movie's favor. At the same time part of me resented having the strings of my secret patriotism pulled so violently. There is nothing wrong for sure in being patriotic, but is the presidency really like this? The dramatic arts often play shamelessly on our sense of right and wrong. Politics, on the other hand, does not proceed on the assumption that right and wrong are foregone conclusions. That is why Ronald Reagan's characterization of the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" was so outrageous. In one of his grade B movies, the phrase would have made perfect sense. In thinking about the movie at hand, I cannot help having flashbacks of the Meathead (a character once played by director Bob Reiner) delivering a zinger to the politically inept Archie Bunker. We were all so self-righteous then. Even now I sometimes have the feeling that if only the President could stand up and tell it like it is, the issues would all resolve themselves. I envision the President saying, with all the charm of Clinton and all the sincerity of Nixon, "Well, my girlfriend is not a whore."

romance around the white house..
written by psychodrama311 May 19, 2003 - 8:57 AM PDT
0 out of 1 members found this review helpful
good movie with michael douglas playing the president of america's dream. a strong minded president standing up for america's principle fact of life.. freedom. annette bening plays a hired gun for a major enviromental agency who falls for the widowed president. three unsung actors help these movie become more fully realized. richard dreyfuss as the president's republican counterpart..who begins to campagin for the presidency. martin sheen as the president's chief of staff.. who give's douglas the chance to be a man by reminding him of who he is.. michael j fox as the president's press (actually i don't know what his position was) but he wrote his speeches.. but he also reminds the president of why he became the president. altogether..not a bad movie at all.


(Average 6.11)
155 Votes
add to list New List

about greencine · donations · refer a friend · support · help · genres
contact us · press room · privacy policy · terms · sitemap · affiliates · advertise

Copyright © 2005 GreenCine LLC. All rights reserved.
© 2006 All Media Guide, LLC. Portions of content provided by All Movie Guide®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC.