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It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing…this post is the latest installment of my #fandayfriday series!
If you haven’t read any of the posts in my series before, this is my weekly chance to tell the world about five things that I love as well as throw a little #FanDayFriday love to another blogger at the end of this post.
If you’re looking for some distraction from the last of the debates and political commercials, check out these great election and presidential themed movies and shows!
Scroll down through the countdown to the best of the best…
Election (1999) A high school teacher’s personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.
I’m a big fan of both Reece Whitherspoon and Matthew Brodderick. They both have a great history of making funny films. I mean who doesn’t love Sweet Home Alabama or Ferris Bueller’s Day off?
I remember this movie as a strange almost artsy fartsy movie. It’s considered a black comedy so don’t expect it to be like anything else you’ve seen from these two, but I think if you’re looking for a quirky movie this is a great one to catch.
Dave (1993) Dave To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.
As far as believable plot, I wouldn’t waste my time being critical. The situation of an incapacitated president leaves the characters with lots of opportunity for comedy.
Truthfully, I don’t remember this one being too popular, but if you haven’t seen it, check it out!
The American President (1995) Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It’s all above-board, but “politics is perception” and sparks fly anyway.
In high school I worked for Blockbuster Video and I remember when this movie came out. Michael Douglas, Annette Bening and Martin Sheen did a great job on this one. It’s part comedy, part romance, part drama and is said to be the inspiration for the TV Series The West Wing. If you forgot I wrote about The West Wing earlier this week . I am a HUGE fan of.
The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office – PBS documentary that premiered on November 24th, 2010. It takes you behind the scenes with Pete Souza, the official White House photographer who follows President Obama around everywhere he goes, capturing tens of thousands of photographs every month.
I’d never heard of Pete Souza before watching this documentary, but he probably has one of the most interesting jobs on the planet as the official White House photographer. I’m not the biggest Obama supporter, but it was cool to see how Pete works around the president and other staffers to document their lives and business on a daily basis.
The West Wing: Season 1 – Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.
Saved the best for last! This is the ultimate election/presidential themed television show. Not only is it 7 seasons long, but it’s got about the best writing on television that I’ve ever seen. If you aren’t a big fan of politics, but love to see the “behind the scenes” stuff in the West Wing, check this one out. (It’s currently on Netflix as well.)
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Jen describes herself as the differently wired parent of two differently wired kids. Expect to find posts on giftedness and their extra Es (autism, dyslexia, adhd), sensory issues, and advocating for your child at school. You can also expect to find posts on things that capture her family member’s interests from book series to tv shows or movies, board games, crafts, projects, and other geeky stuff.