Truly, a different side of Eddie
I agree with some of the comments made here, and disagree with others.
For those of us who were looking for the usual Eddie Murphy, you will
not find him here. While watching this movie on T.V., I went to IMDb to
find out more. I saw that COMEDY was not one of the genres listed for
this movie. At first, I thought that nobody had added it yet, that is
until I saw the whole movie. I believe it may have been an attempt for
Eddie Murphy to explore a serious character-role for a change. I think
he did a great job!! Although he was not cracking us up with jokes and
impersonations (but he did do a few on the phone to get important
information), he was still entertaining to watch. Also, the political
side of the story may not have been true-to-life, but it does give the
laymen (and laywomen) an idea of some of the games the big-wigs play in
the United States of Americow..
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The Distinguished Gentleman shows why nothing ever happens in politics. .
kirsten_candice watch Bambi movie
funniest movie of Eddie.
kirsten_candice watch The Flock movie
this is only sample video, not full movie.
Rkmr watch The Strongest Man In The World movie
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very good and movie fantastic.
Good start, average middle, cheesy ending
Eddie Murphy is a man capable of high energy humor, and is efficient
with his broad smile, mimics and impersonations. And this movie gives
him some great moments especially in the beginning.
Eddie Murphy starts as a Florida con 'artist' accompanied by some
accomplices blackmailing people who use his private fake phone-sex
service. While racketing a congressman, he finds out that running for
Congress will earn him more money than he does now. His asset to get
elected is his name which he shares with a just-deceased congressman
called Jeff Johnson. His way to the top of course hardly meets any
difficulty but, after all, this is a comedy so we don't mind as long as
But then things go wrong, Johnson meets a Pro Bono lobbyist, falls in
love with her pretty fast but their relationship doesn't add anything
to the movie and is not developed and chemistry between both actors is
First, Johnson enjoys his journey at the Congress but he soon realizes
he can't keep a straight face and simultaneously take part to the
different frauds and corruption present.
This is where the movie takes a turn for the serious and forgets it
started out as a comedy. It's now trying to make a point. Johnson
accepts to help a town where children are submitted to the negative
effects of power high lines causing a great deal of them to suffer from
cancer. Johnson develops a plan to force Congress to do something and
expose publicly the aforementioned frauds and corruption. All this is
done in an unexplainable cheesy way.
Shame, as the movie contained some good ideas for a comedy but director
Jonathan Lynn seems to have been distracted and forgot that his
original intention was to make a good comedy with Eddie Murphy having a
good time at Congress..