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Rated
PG-13
Runtime 114 min
Ratings
91% critics Rotten Tomatoes
77% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 13+ Common Sense Media
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release 11/17/95
Actors Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox
Directors Rob Reiner
Andrew Shepherd is approaching the end of his first term as President of the United States. He's a widower with a young daughter and has proved to be popular with the public. His election seems assured. That is until he meets Sydney Ellen Wade, a paid political activist working for an environmental lobby group. He's immediately smitten with her and after several amusing attempts, they finally manage to go on a date (which happens to be a State dinner for the visiting President of France). His relationship with Wade opens the door for his prime political opponent, Senator Bob Rumson, to launch an attack on the President's character, something he could not do in the previous election as Shepherd's wife had only recently died.
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release 11/17/95
Actors Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox
Directors Rob Reiner
Andrew Shepherd is approaching the end of his first term as President of the United States. He's a widower with a young daughter and has proved to be popular with the public. His election seems assured. That is until he meets Sydney Ellen Wade, a paid political activist working for an environmental lobby group. He's immediately smitten with her and after several amusing attempts, they finally manage to go on a date (which happens to be a State dinner for the visiting President of France). His relationship with Wade opens the door for his prime political opponent, Senator Bob Rumson, to launch an attack on the President's character, something he could not do in the previous election as Shepherd's wife had only recently died.