Jan. 31, 2023

454: "Dave" (May 7, 1993)

454: "Dave" (May 7, 1993)

Dave is a charming and delightful film that tells the story of a regular guy who is brought in to impersonate the President of the United States. Directed by Ivan Reitman, the film stars Kevin Kline in a tour-de-force performance as both Dave Kovic and President Bill Mitchell.

The film's story is clever, funny and it has a great cast. Kline shines in both roles as Dave, the Everyman, and Bill Mitchell, the President. The story is also helped by the great supporting cast, including Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, and Kevin Dunn.

Dave stands out among the other movies about American presidents from the 1990s, such as The American President and Primary Colors. While those films focus on the grandeur and drama of being the leader of the free world – or a political satire that exposes the behind-the-scenes of a presidential campaign and the moral dilemmas that come with it – Dave takes a more comedic and light-hearted approach, showing the personal struggles and moral dilemmas of the President. The film also has a more comedic tone, making it a refreshing change of pace from the more serious films of the genre.

In conclusion, Dave is a charming and delightful film that tells a story of an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation. With a great cast and clever storytelling, it is a film that stands out among other movies about American presidents from the 1990s. It is a must-see for anyone looking for a feel-good and uplifting film.

If you like Dave, you might like these:

The American President (1995) - A romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner, that stars Michael Douglas as Andrew Shepherd, a widower President of the United States and Annette Bening as Sydney Ellen Wade, an environmental lobbyist.

Primary Colors (1998) - A political satire film directed by Mike Nichols, that is based on the novel of the same name by Anonymous (Joe Klein). It stars John Travolta as Jack Stanton, a fictional Governor of an unspecified Southern state, and Emma Thompson as Susan Stanton, his wife.

Man of the Year (2006) - A political satire comedy-drama film directed by Barry Levinson, that stars Robin Williams as Tom Dobbs, a comedian and political commentator, who runs for president as a joke and unexpectedly wins.

Head of State (2003) - A political satire comedy film directed by Chris Rock, that stars Chris Rock as Mays Gilliam, an alderman who becomes the first African American presidential nominee of a major party.

Being There (1979) - A political satire film directed by Hal Ashby, that stars Peter Sellers as Chance, a simple-minded gardener who becomes a powerful political advisor.