The American President

The American President

DVD - 1999
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Andrew Shepherd is a consummate politician and a man of integrity, who also happens to be a widower, ready to start dating again. He is swept off his feet by a lobbyist, Sydney Ellen Wade. His critics rant that it is immoral and his friends proclaim that it's romantic, but one thing is certain, all that stands between true love and re-election is the approval of the American public.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, [1999]
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780780623231
0780623231
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE AME
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

I love this movie! It has a wonderful blend of politics and romance, so people who like one or the other should enjoy it. I've always loved Michael Douglas and he is just wonderful here as the President. I also loved Annette Benning's role as Sydney Wade. A great and very unique take on a widowed president who unexpectedly finds love. I laughed a lot during this film and was glad that it focused a little more on the president's newfound relationship, rather than the politics aspect of it. However with regards to the president dating someone, I liked that the storyline contained some real feelings and emotions and that it wasn't "fairy-tale-ish" at all. Both the president and Sydney question their ability to make the relationship work, but that's what makes this movie so enjoyable to watch. A great movie to watch anytime of the year; and not just in an election year! :)

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singidunum_25
Mar 14, 2017

Likeable movie, but too cheesy for me....good humour though.....

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firefly5
Mar 07, 2017

I did not watch this one.

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Charmed03
Feb 13, 2017

Excellent chick flick and the story also holds the interest of men as well. Winner all the way around.

d2013 Mar 11, 2013

Loved this romantic movie. Recommend it for those who have not seen it.

Green_Bird_203 Jul 02, 2012

Michael Douglas did a good job and I have no complaint about him, but I think Martin Sheen looks more Presidencial.

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First
Dec 28, 2011

A few years old, (filmed during the Clinton years), but a great story.

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Keogh
Dec 02, 2011

Wonderfully cast, with appealing leads.

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Ebert
Dec 01, 2011

Good story, good acting.

Aaron Sorkin at his best...fascinating to think that the set from this movie also got used in the West Wing series. It was fun to go back and watch this movie again after watching more of Aaron's work and to see the similarities. Great movie!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Comedy-drama about a widowed US president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all aboveboard, but "politics is perception" and sparks fly anyway.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

[Looking through Andrew Shepherd's college transcript]
Sydney Ellen Wade: Oh, Andy, a C minus in Women's Studies.
President Andrew Shepherd: Yeah, well, that class wasn't about what I thought it was about.

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