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Two teens stumble across a room packed full
of presidential secrets. In an effort to find out what exactly
the girls know, the Commander-in-Chief appoints them as official
White House dog walkers. Suddenly and accidentally, the two girls
are swept up in the political intrigue of the world's most famous
Comedy - Dick is a historical/political satire set during the Watergate era.
Viewers who are old enough to remember the events of 1972-1974 may be most
amused by the speculative humor, some of which will go over the heads of
younger viewers. Young audiences will, however, enjoy the cast of young
talent and "Saturday Night Live" and "Kids in the Hall" alums. Though
some of the humor is simple and crude, the film will be more appealing to
those who enjoy satire.
PROFANITY: Strong and moderately frequent SEX/NUDITY: No nudity; some sexual double-entendre VIOLENCE: No violent content DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Consumption of drugged foods, beer and alcohol ACTION: None COMEDY: Satirical comedy based on political events
This may be a first in my six years as a film critic: I'm going to
give the bulk of the credit for a film's success to the casting director.
The film is DICK, a political/historical satire with a sporadically
amusing script and competent enough direction -- in short, the stuff of
fairly average entertainment. If DICK pushes over the edge of
average-ness, it's because the cast dives into the material with such
gusto that the film finds sparks of inspired comedy.
After taking a wrong turn on a White House
tour, witless teens Betsy Jobs (Kirsten Dunst) and Arlene Lorenzo
(Michelle Williams) stumble across a room packed full of presidential
secrets. In an effort to find out what exactly the girls know,
the Commander-in-Chief- "Tricky Dick" Nixon (Dan Hedaya)
himself-appoints them as official White House dog walkers. Suddenly
and accidentally, the two girls are swept up in the political
intrigue of the world's most famous break-in: Watergate. As the
clueless duo are plunged deeper into their Washington adventure,
not even all the president's men can stop Betsy and Arlene from
unwittingly changing the course of history forever.