When 12-year-old Molly(Madeline Carroll,Flipped) sneaks into the local polling place and tries to vote on behalf of her loser father,(Kevin Costner, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves). However,the voting machines shut down, but the ballot is registered, but there is no decision on which president gets the vote, so sone the whole election comes down to one vote: Bud's. Both presidents ( Kelsey Grammer as the Republican, Dennis Hopper as the Democrat) tries to get Bud to vote on their side- with hilarious results.
Swing Vote has a great mix of drama and comedy. With a great plot, great acting, and some big laughs, Swing Vote is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. I orginally rented this film because of Madeline Carroll, who played Molly. I enjoyed her in Flipped, and in other films such as ''The Spy Next Door'' and ''Mr,Popper's Penguins.'' She played a great role in this film and had remarkable chemistry with the other actors.
Swing Vote grossed $ 17,634,313 worldwide with $ 6,230,669 on it's opening weekend, making it #6 at the boxoffice. It got 38% on Rotten Tomatoes, and they said,''Despite Kevin Costner providing his most charismatic performance in years, Swing Vote fails to find the right mix of political satire and heartfelt drama.'' SW also got 47% on Metacritic.
All in all, If you enjoy comedy- drama films, then will enjoy Swing Vote very much. Content is OK, but there is some very strong language not that is not appropriate for young kids. Besides, Swing Vote is a great film.