Saturday, August 02, 2008
The first trailers I saw for Swing Vote had me skeptical. A presidential election hangs on one man's vote, and he's a nit wit. Then I saw an interview with Kevin Costner this week, and was a bit smitten. I've always liked his work, but I wouldn't call myself a big fan. I do remember being impressed with him in The Upside of Anger, and his character in Swing Vote seemed to have the same effect on me. The character, Bud Johnson, is witless and endearing. The themes of civic responsibility, family and media insanity are well treated. I was surprised that I liked this film as much as I did, worth a look.