Bob Roberts

1992, Movie, R, 105 mins

BOB ROBERTS is a smart, funny pseudo-documentary about a conservative folk-singer who campaigns to become U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania, cloaking his extreme right-wing views in the radical rhetoric of the 1960s.

Directed and written by its star, Tim Robbins, the film began life as a sketch for "Saturday Night Live" in 1985. Much of it feels like an extended "SNL" gag (one of the funniest sequences has the would-be Senator appearing on a thinly disguised version of the show called "Cutting Edge Live"), but Robbins has also clearly learned a lot from his work with Robert Altman on THE PLAYER.

Like Altman's best films, BOB ROBERTS builds a freewheeling, multi-...

Released: 1992 Rated: R Length: 105 mins

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