Nicole's Rating: B-
I've never been a fan of Kevin Costner, but this might be the start of me changing my mind...maybe.
Mr. Costner plays a good for nothing, white trash hick who care for nothing but what benefits him and sometime his daughter. He's then having to make the choice of who the next President of the U.S. will be because of a computer glitch. The two candidates then start to bribe for his vote and with the help of hid daughter makes the decision that will change history.
Even though this movie showed the creepiness of politics and the unfortunate lives of some kids having to raise themselves because their parents are incapable, it gave some valuable lessons as well as entertained. Kevin Costner did a fair job playing the main lead, but it was far from phenomenal. I believe you could have put any half talented actor in his place. The memberable characters where that of Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hooper as the candidates running against each other. You could feel the pressure and anguish that they both have to go through being in Politics and having to deal with the scummy puppet-masters aka the campaign managers.
One thing that I have to say is that it was great to see that this film was shot completely in one location. No studios or green screens, just a small town in New Mexico which the film was based in. You get more of a sense of the actually small time life and it's people.
This is a movie that anyone that has voted, has been involved with the voting process or even bombarded with the new media and politics, can related to. Many good lessons were in this film and a surprise hit with me.