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At Theaters: 8/1/2008 On Video: 1/13/2009
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 0 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 519933
Studio: Touchstone Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
Just when you think your vote doesn't count, it turns out it's the only one that does. A father and daughter discover that everyone has the power to change the world.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - This is a political satire aimed at an older adult audience. Kevin Costner is the clear star here, with the name supporting players getting fairly limited screen time.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Kevin Costner MR. BROOKS, THE GUARDIAN, RUMOR HAS IT
Kelsey Grammer X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, TEACHER'S PET, TOY STORY 2
Dennis Hopper SLEEPWALKING, LAND OF THE DEAD, KNOCKAROUND GUYS
Nathan Lane THE PRODUCERS, TEACHER'S PET, THE LION KING
Stanley Tucci SPACE CHIMPS, KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL
Madeline Carroll RESIDENT EVIL EXTINCTION
Paula Patton DEJA VU, IDLEWILD
Wri/Dir: Joshua Michael Stern NEVERWAS
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Production Notes Heading
The Primaries
The Election
Rounding Out The Cast
Location
The Music
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-words, 18 S-words, 4 GD's, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: A slap.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Political jokes; cute kid humor; gay and racial jokes.
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Critic's Review Heading

Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Swing Vote is more subtle and insightful than the dumbed-down comedy the marketing campaign would have us believe it to be.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good The movie is a genial comedy, but it has significant undertones.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average But this reasonably entertaining movie falters by trying to be both a dark comedy and a sentimental treatise on family and country. It takes a rare film to blend such disparate genres artfully. Dave came close, Swing Vote falls short of the mark.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 225 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
16
About 50/50
88%
13-19Teens (F)
19
High
95%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
8
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
8
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
80
High
91%
30+Adults (F)
94
High
94%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 225 moviegoers:
TEENS:Male and female reviews are about the same, half enjoyed it very much and half rated it "Good/Average" or lower. So, you have about a 50/50 chance of truly enjoying "Swing Vote." Even if you don't feel it's great you'll likely feel it's, at least, an OK movie.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Almost great reviews. About 75% of both males and females loved "Swing Vote." The remaining 25% rated it as "Good/Average," which is a bit low but certainly not bad.
ADULTS:These are very good, but not quite great reviews. Females enjoyed it slightly more than males. About 75% enjoyed it very much rating it "Very Good, or higher. Unfortunately, there are slightly more "Good/Average," or lower reviews than I like to see, and a few actually disliked it.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Bud Johnson (KEVIN COSTNER) is an apathetic, beer-slinging, lovable loser who is coasting through a life that has nearly passed him by. The one bright spot is his precocious, overachieving 12-yearold daughter Molly (MADELINE CARROLL). She takes care of both of them, until one mischievous moment on Election Day, when she accidentally sets off a chain of events which culminates in the election coming down to one vote…her dad's.

Joining the cast are KELSEY GRAMMER as Republican incumbent President Andrew Boone, and DENNIS HOPPER as Democratic hopeful Donald Greenleaf. NATHAN LANE portrays Art Crumb, Greenleaf's Democratic campaign manager who has lost seven elections, and STANLEY TUCCI plays Martin Fox, the slick campaign manager to the Republican President. PAULA PATTON takes on the role of local small-town TV reporter Kate Madison, who has aspirations for a big-time network news job, and GEORGE LOPEZ is her "seen-itall" boss John Sweeney, who manages the local Texico, New Mexico, TV station.

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