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The American President

comedy, drama, romance

The world's most powerful man has met his match! MICHAEL DOUGLAS is the widower President wooing environmental lobbyist ANNETTE BENING in this romantic hit by Rob Reiner.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: A potentially good adult romance is undone by a preachy left-wing agenda.

- Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- David Ansen, Newsweek, Monday, August 18, 2008

Audience Reviews

5 stars

From the moment that Douglas & Bening meet in the oval office you know that this is going to be a movie that you'll want to watch over & over again to watch the romance, Sheen & Douglas at their best & Michael J. Fox as Douglas's annoying partner that you love. I'm so happy that I finally got to watch this movie!!! :) I love it! :) A must see! :) One of the greatest films of all-time! :) :) :) :)

- movieguru12, Saturday, September 10, 2011

3 stars

Romance/Drama/Comedy with a great cast, Douglas and Sheen running the country, looking good like Rob Reiner on a diet.

- Chiefilms, Wednesday, June 17, 2009

3 stars

Sweet movie about the President finding a date. Good cast.

- thmtsang, Monday, February 16, 2009