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The American President
The American President
Actors: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Anna Deavere Smith
Director: Rob Reiner
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG-13     1999     1hr 54min

The world's most powerful man has met his match! Michael Douglas is the widower President wooing environmental lobbyist Annette Bening in this romantic hit by Rob Reiner.DVD Features: — Interactive Menus — Production Notes — ...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Anna Deavere Smith
Director: Rob Reiner
Creators: John Seale, Rob Reiner, Robert Leighton, Barbara Maltby, Charles Newirth, Jeffrey Stott, Aaron Sorkin
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Rob Reiner, Love & Romance
Studio: Castle Rock
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/31/1999
Original Release Date: 11/17/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 11/17/1995
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Russ B. (russbaker) from WILLOW SPGS, MO
Reviewed on 4/30/2015...
Excellent movie. Great directing and acting. Very good cast that all seemed to work well together. Very similar to West Wing."
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Brenda R. from SAINT HELENA, NE
Reviewed on 8/23/2012...
This is one of my favorite movies - I can watch it again and again.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Nancy W. from CHARLOTTE, NC
Reviewed on 1/22/2011...
Awesome movie. Makes the president almost seem "human"!! Kidding...it really is a good film.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kimberly T. (KimT) from LIVERPOOL, NY
Reviewed on 11/29/2009...
I love this movie! It's a nice romantic movie.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

I never get tired of watching this great movie
06/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

""The American President" is a terrific movie about politics, romance, sex, and real life. Michael Douglas leads a terrific cast of characters that I love to hear talk to each other over and over again. I've seen this movie so many times, I nearly have it memorized. President Andy Sheppard (Douglas) is having problems pushing his crime bill through Congress, but those problems intensify when he finds himself falling for the beautiful environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening). The press is all over them from every angle, and Sheppard's 63% approval rating is dropping like a rock. The romance in this story is sweet, but it takes second place to the witty dialogue written by "Sports Night" creator Aaron Sorkin, which makes every character equally enjoyable. Martin Sheen should have won an Oscar for his performance as White House Chief of Staff A.J. Mackinerny, and Michael J. Fox is terrific as Louis Rothchild, who delivers a great speech in the film. The two leads, Douglas and Bening, are great together, and for every moment they are on the screen together, we forget that we're watching a movie. Rob Reiner does a terrific directing job, and turns out a movie that surpasses "When Harry Met Sally.""
Great story......disappointing DVD!
09/07/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Everyone knows this is a terrific movie! Those of us who are also DVD fans have waited a couple of years for this to appear on DVD. What a let down!! Rob, where are you man!!!This a poor transfer with lots of artifacts and someone trying too hard to sharpen the image. To make matters worse this disc has very limited extras. Ok, it's out so let's move to the "collector's edition" so Warner can get a few more bucks and we can get a disc more worthy of this great movie!!"
Good movie. Horrendous DVD transfer - AVOID!
07/15/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is a charming film with good performances. It reads like a precursor to Aaron Sorkin's "West Wing," except Martin Sheen is the best friend in this one. Michael Douglas is president.HOWEVER, the DVD transfer on this disc is fairly notorious on DVD review sites as being one of the worst ever created. You would be doing yourself a disservice by buying this disc. Get the VHS tape or wait for a new edition on DVD."