• Released
  • February 20, 2004
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 50 min
  • Comedy
  • 231 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A man (Ray Romano) runs for mayor against a former U.S. president (Gene Hackman).

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Hackman could charm the chrome off a trailer hitch. Romano is more of the earnest, aw-shucks, sincere, well-meaning kind of guy whose charm...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It neither mocks nor satirizes, it doesn't touch any social issues, and though it is about an election, there are no losers. For all those...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
But the jury is still out on Romano's future in movies. Hackman blows him off the screen.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A toothless political satire set in a Maine coastal village. It plays like six subplots in search of a sitcom.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
David Mamet handled such small-town whimsy better in 2000's "State and Main." Hackman could play his role in his sleep, but Romano IS...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Compounding the sense of predictability and deja vu is the presence of well-known TV actors portraying the sorts of characters they've...
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a disappointingly limp small-town farce played several shades too broadly by a cast that has done better work elsewhere.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
No one comes out of Mooseport unscathed -- not Rip Torn, as the president's campaign manager, not Christine Baranski as his avaricious...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A comedy so devoid of wit and point that not mentioning the other actors trapped in this rathole would be an act of charity.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
To a character, every man in this faux-homey burg has been castrated! They're all impotent buffoons!
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Rated PG-13 | For Nudity and Brief Sexual Comments
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ For Ray Romano fans only.
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