Man of the Year

Movie review by Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Lame political comedy misses the mark.

PG-13 2006 115 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 14+

Role models integrity

Finally a movie that shows somebody choosing integrity and doing what is right and speaking truth over power and corruption . Why does common sense not list this under positive role modeling?? Did you even watch it? This is the best movie I’ve seen in a long time. Other positives are the main character believes a woman is telling the truth and listens to what she has to say despite several smear campaigns against her, instead of automatically dismissing her as “crazy “. Woman goes up against a powerful corrupt employer and figures out a technical glitch because of her own conscience. Great female and male lead roles. Williams worked his usual magic and also tried to make us think about the issues with politics and the system and how we can create more unity Instead of seeing the country divided by red and blue. God knows this country could really use that right now. I HIGHLY recommend this for teens and adults, not younger children due to inappropriate adult jokes and violence. There is no sex or nudity, but lots of talk about it through jokes. I have NO IDEA why the bad reviews?? Other than it wasn’t the comedy people expected. It was better than that and made you feel how it could be if we had no political parties, corruption and also how to deal with challenges of electronic voting. Great example of protecting democracy over personal interests. LOVED it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
not rated for age

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