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      Welcome to Mooseport

      PG-13 Released Feb 20, 2004 1h 50m Comedy List
      13% Tomatometer 145 Reviews 19% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings To recover from a vicious divorce, former U.S. President Monroe Cole (Gene Hackman) retires to his vacation home in sleepy Mooseport, Maine. When the local town council approaches him to run for mayor in the upcoming election, Cole agrees. As he campaigns against his rival, Handy Harrison (Ray Romano), the owner of the local hardware store, Cole comes to learn that well-oiled, sophisticated political machinations have no place in a small town with a friendly populace. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      A bland comedy that squanders a talented cast.

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media For Ray Romano fans only. Rated: 3/5 Dec 29, 2010 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Clunkily earthbound as its characters and the situations plod forward while never getting anywhere. Rated: 1/5 Mar 16, 2004 Full Review Sara Michelle Fetters MovieFreak.com This movie telegraphs its moves from the beginning, each of its laughs calculated as if an accounting firm had prepared them using a spreadsheet and an abacus. Rated: 2/4 Mar 4, 2004 Full Review Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com Comes off less like a feature film than a failed sitcom pilot. Rated: 1.5/4 Dec 28, 2008 Full Review Christopher Smith Bangor Daily News (Maine) Welcome--now get out. Rated: D Aug 5, 2007 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault Whose story is this? Nobody's. We don't know whom we're meant to root for... Rated: D Jul 23, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Bigbrain H I didnt watch it but to me it looks like one of those movies where they got so excited by the fact they could make a film that they never stopped to think if they should make a film. 17 THUMBS UP OUT OF 100 didnt mean for caps to be on just then. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 07/02/23 Full Review Jelisije J I find this film a very light hearted underrated comedy film and a nice last laugh for Gene Hackman. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/15/23 Full Review Audience Member LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 50 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review lanfranco c The campaign manager is the real kingpin Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Im confounded as to how bad these reviews. As a rom-com, you kinda accept a low bar on plot. With that premise accepted, I thought this movie had a very fun and quirky heart to it. Great cast and a lot of fun. Great soundtrack too. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member The iconic Gene Hackman and Ray Romano are steamrolled by the unfunny, lackluster and sorely stunted screenplay. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis To recover from a vicious divorce, former U.S. President Monroe Cole (Gene Hackman) retires to his vacation home in sleepy Mooseport, Maine. When the local town council approaches him to run for mayor in the upcoming election, Cole agrees. As he campaigns against his rival, Handy Harrison (Ray Romano), the owner of the local hardware store, Cole comes to learn that well-oiled, sophisticated political machinations have no place in a small town with a friendly populace.
      Director
      Donald Petrie
      Producer
      Tom Schulman, Marc Frydman
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Mooseport Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Nudity|Brief Sexual Comments)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 20, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 25, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $14.5M
      Runtime
      1h 50m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR, DTS
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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