Man of the Year parents guide

Man of the Year

Politics is no laughing mater.

Overall C

Robin Williams appears to be cast in the perfect role -- a politically irreverent talk show host named Tom Dobbs who succumbs to his fans' requests to run for president of the United States.

Release date October 12, 2006

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

Why is Man of the Year rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Man of the Year PG-13 for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence

Run Time: 115 minutes

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Man of the Year
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Man of the Year rated PG-13? Man of the Year is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for language including some crude sexual references, drug related material, and brief violence

It takes a celebrity to set the political system straight—or at least that’s the Hollywood point of view in this film about a comedian who decides to run for the White House… and wins. This satirical movie’s script uses many sexual and religious (mainly Jewish and Catholic) jokes to make light of serious topics. It also delves into a more serious subplot about a woman attacked in her home and injected with a mix of potent drugs. Later, she is stalked by men wanting to keep her quiet. Some mild and moderate profanities are included along with one use of a sexual expletive. A main character frequently smokes and says he has done so since he was seven, however his health suffers because of this habit. Social drinking is depicted.

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Man of the Year
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language
Alberta PG Coarse Language
Manitoba PG Mature Theme. Language May Offend.Tobacco use/promotion.Coarse Language. Mature Theme.-----
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Not Recommended for Young Children
Quebec G Not recommended for young children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Man of the Year"

Cast and Crew

Man of the Year is directed by Barry Levinson and stars Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney.

One celebrity who has moved from the silver screen to a political career is Arnold Schwarzenegger, now Governor of California. His movie roles have ranged from the violent Terminator franchise to the child-targeted Christmas film Jingle All the Way.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Man of the Year movie is February 19, 2007. Here are some details…

Although the scanty bonus extras would hardly win any awards for quantity of material, the DVD release of Man of the Year does provide two featurettes: Commander and Chief and Robin Williams - A “Stand Up” Guy. Available in either wide or full screen presentations, both versions offer audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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A man’s dream of a political career is chronicled in the classic Citizen Kane. Robin Williams took on a serious role as a teacher in the movie Dead Poets Society. Barry Levinson, who directed this film, also dabbled with the effects of media on the family in the film Avalon.

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