The American President -a movie review Essay example

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The American President - a movie review

The American President is a romantic comedy that takes place in the White House during primary season. The president is hoping to be reelected and to pass two bills, one on gun control and one on fuel restrictions. During this movie, the president meets Sydney, a lobbyist, and goes out with her, and because of this he takes a hit on his ratings. The American President shows many different themes covered in politics and government 101, these themes are the rolls of the media, polls, primaries and elections, and the process of introducing a bill to congress. This movie also shows the relationship between the executive branch and the legislative branch while detailing the relationship the
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The president then took a major hit in the polls. The president's staff relied on public opinion polls a lot throughout the "Sydney conflict." A fair amount of the criticism of Sydney came from the fact that she is a lobbyist for a special interest group, the GDC (or Global Defense Committee).

A good depiction of the interaction between the president and interest groups was seen in The American President. In this movie a special interest group, the GDC, sent a lobbyist, Sydney, to get a bill introduced into the senate. The process they went through, convincing the president to introduce the bill if they got enough support from congressmen and then seeing them gain support from the congressmen, was very informative. This movie also helped set a complete picture of the way the president works in the political system.

Two relationships were alluded to in The American President but not directly confronted, one was between the president and congress, and the other was between the president and his staff. In this movie the president was shown making deals with senators and fighting for their approval on certain subjects. He was also seen seeking help from his advisors, not listening to advice from his advisors, and this movie showed how much the President depended on his staff.

The way that the President lent on his staff was quite humanizing. This in turn opened the door for a

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