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I lump these two movies into one slot because they are so similar: About a President/presidential pretender who are real people trying to do real, beneficial things, not just worrying about politics and the next re-election.
I guess it's somewhat what we'd like to believe really happens with our leaders (well, maybe not the faux-president that is Dave, but the concept he embodies, as well as Michael Douglas in American President). That there is humor, hard work, concern for the everyman, few photo ops and so on.
Fun for how American President pre-sages The West Wing, as well: Both are Aaron Sorkin creations (he actaully has a cameo in the moview).
Sophmoric, crude, obvious, sterotyped?
Still funny as hell with some real suble humor?
A classic of sorts?
I'm (not) so ashamed...
A musical? About an apprentice nun who falls in love with a widower with a bunch of children on the cusp of WWII?
Sounds like a loser...yet I enjoy it: The music, the mountains, the goofiness. Sue me.