Monday, May 23, 2011

Dick (1999)

Dick is a hilarious take on the Watergate scandal, and asks the question "What if "Deepthroat", the anonymous source that exposed the lies of President Nixon, was really two ditzy 15 year olds?"

The ditzy teenage girls in question are Betsy and Arlene, played by Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams. The two girls meet President Nixon while on a field trip at the White House. He appoints them as his "secret youth advisers" and "offical White House dog walkers" to keep them quiet after they see a little too much of what goes on at the White House, and they learn that perhaps the President isn't all he's cracked up to be.

Dunst and Williams are hilarious as the airhead teens, as are the other actors in supporting roles, including Dan Hedaya as Nixon and Will Ferrell and Bruce McCulloch as Woodward and Bernstein. This is a fun, silly movie with rollerskating, disco music, pot cookies, and lots of ridiculousness. Don't take it too seriously, it's all about the dumb laughs!

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