Dave (1993)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1993.  Warner Bros., Northern Lights Entertainment, Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Delightful political comedy, featuring a brilliant screenplay by Gary Ross and intelligent direction by Ivan Reitman. When the President of the United States (Kevin Kline) is taken gravely ill during sex with a secret mistress, his staff members immediately hire a dead-on lookalike (also Kline) to take on the job permanently. Even the First Lady (Sigourney Weaver)  is uninformed of this particular manoeuvre, and pretty soon she’s noticing a rejuvenation in her husband’s personality that she never saw before. Weaver is excellent, as is a very funny Kline in this intelligent film.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Original Screenplay

Golden Globe Award Nominations:  Best Picture-Musical/Comedy; Best Actor-Musical/Comedy (Kevin Kline)

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