Overall Rank: 3319
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 105
Theatrical Release Date: 11/17/1995
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Rob Reiner
Actors: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss, Samantha Mathis
Plot: A popular, widowed president finds himself falling love with an environmental lobbyist. But while the relationship is going strong, it gives his political opponent plenty to attack with a presidential election on the horizon. -- Chris Kavan
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Indyfreak - wrote on 09/16/2018
Rob Reiner takes the romantic comedy genre to the White House with amusing results. Michael Douglas plays a fantastic superman of a liberal commander-in-chief whos's very charming even if his politics would raise hell in some home theaters. Annette Bening is equally good as the love interest. Like any of these other nineties comedy-dramas about the presidency, there's a wide cast of supporting characters;each one as quirky or crafty as the last.
Yojimbo - wrote on 10/20/2012
What could possibly be more entertaining than a rom-com starring Michael Douglas? Why a rom-com starring Michael Douglas about right wing politics of course!
Alaine - wrote on 12/16/2011
Good performances, good script, engaging. I didn't lose interest. I'm a fan of Annette Bening, so I feel more favorable toward a movie she's in.
Full Movie Reviews
mdtinney - wrote on 08/03/2009
This movie isn't ranked high on many viewer's list, but Rob Reiner and Aaron Sorkin's last collaboration, "A Few Good Men" was a tremendous success with me. I thought that the simple conflict was exploited in a very enthralling and entertaining fashion. Based on this work, I was very excited to see "The American President", especially since it starred one of my favorite actors, Michael Douglas. I was just as impressed with this film. The story had that intelligent humour and interesting story that worked so well for "A Few Good Men". Douglas and Bening had a great chemistry which blended well with their strong performances. I found myself laughing and crying at the same time. I empathised with the tragedy in President Sheppard's situation and I was moved by his handling of it. There are …
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