Throwback Thursday-Dave (1993)

Politics and government is a tricky topic. Only those at the very top know what is happening behind closed doors.

In Dave (1993), Dave Kovic (Kevin Kline) owns a temporary agency. Just an average Joe, Dave goes about his business like any other private citizen. But Dave has one quality that makes him stand out: he bares an uncanny resemblance to the President Of The United States, Bill Mitchell (also Kevin Kline).  Initially hired for a one time job to stand in for the President when Bill wants to get out of an event, Dave expects to return to his normal life after the event.

Then Bill has a stroke while having sex with one of his aides and Dave once more steps into the President’s shoes. Bob Alexander (Frank Langella) and Kevin Dunn (Alan Reed) think they can control Dave. They soon find out that not only does Dave do a better job at running the country than the actual President, but he also develops feelings for the First Lady, Ellen Mitchell (Sigourney Weaver).

Will the ruse last and if it does not last, can Dave return to his every day life as if he did not pretend to be President?

There is something about this movie that is appealing and charming. Not just the cast and the plot, but someone in power who wants to do what the President is supposed to do: serve the country, not their own personal needs.

Do I recommend it? Yes.


Author: Writergurlny

I am Brooklyn, NY born and raised writer who needs writing to find sanity in an insane world. To quote Charlotte Bronte: “I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.”

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