Dave – 1993 Ivan Reitman
- It’s a fringe recommendation- light and airy but well-acted and written. I don’t think anyone will confuse Reitman with Capra or Kevin Kline with Jimmy Stewart but it’s a solid reworking of Smith Goes to Washington and to a lesser extend Meet John Doe and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.
- Solid support behind Kline with Sigourney Weaver, the evil Frank Langella and Ving Rhames—
- It’s a testament to Kline that he can pull off playing a character so genuine right next to playing someone like his Otto character in A Fish Called Wanda where he’s unbelievably sarcastic. I can’t really see other comedians from the era (Steve Martin, Albert Brooks, Chevy Chase, Murray) pulling off that level of sweetness—perhaps Dan Aykroyd but I don’t know—a talented comedian
- Love the quick cameos- Leno, Arnold, Oliver Stone’s is hilarious with the conspiracy stuff and Larry King
- Recommend but barely- not in my top 25 or so of 1993