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Welcome to Mooseport

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For Ray Romano fans only.
  • Review Date: May 24, 2004
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Running Time: 110 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some crude humor.

Positive role models

Strong female character.

Violence

Comic violence.

Sex

Non-sexual nudity, dogs having sex, kissing.

Language

Brief strong language.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Characters get tipsy, a marijuana joke.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some crude humor and non-sexual nudity (rear view of a nude male jogger). Characters drink in response to stress and get tipsy and there is a marijuana joke. Characters use brief strong language and there is some comic violence.

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What's the story?

In this comedy, President Monroe Eagle Cole (Gene Hackman), the most popular President of modern times, retires to his summer home in the tiny town of Mooseport, Maine and ends up running for mayor against "Handy" Harrison (Ray Romano), the handyman who owns the local hardware store -- and dating his girlfriend (Maura Tierney), too.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT has a juicy premise and a stellar cast (Marcia Gay Harden and Christine Baranski also costar). So, if the script never rises above the sitcom level, at least the lines are delivered by people who are so good they almost seem like wit. Romano makes a respectable transition from television to film, and if he looks uncomfortable in the love scenes, at least that works with the character. Hackman is sheer pleasure, showing us everything that made Cole want to be President, get to be President, and succeed as President.

There are some nice low-key details and some sly digs at modern politics and celebrity. But please, can we now have a moratorium on guys-who-can't-take-risks-or-commit plot lines? And shrewish she-got-the-mine-I-got-the-shaft first wives? And long-suffering-but-devoted-aides-de-camp with a crush on the boss? And cutesy old folks who use terms like "booty poodle?"

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about their own elected officials and whether they would ever like to run for office.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:February 20, 2004
DVD release date:May 25, 2004
Cast:Gene Hackman, Marcia Gay Harden, Ray Romano
Director:Donald Petrie
Studio:Twentieth Century Fox
Genre:Comedy
Run time:110 minutes
MPAA rating:PG-13
MPAA explanation:some brief sexual comments and nudity

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Teen, 16 years old Written bymikee990 April 9, 2008

12+

Go see it, funny, nothing too bad. Some language.
Parent Written bymattbruns3 October 29, 2015

This movie is below the PG-13 level

This movie should be PG because there is no frontial nudity. There is some language but nothing strong.
Teen, 14 years old Written bybandgeekl April 9, 2008

never

it is soooo pointless!!! NEVER watch it!

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