Welcome to Mooseport (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Welcome to Mooseport (2004)



Critic Consensus: A bland comedy that squanders a talented cast.

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Welcome to Mooseport. The sleepy Maine community has all the accoutrements of idyllic small town life: a little park and gazebo, quaint architecture, a moose that wanders through the streets, and lots of friendly townsfolk, including the proprietor of the local hardware store, Handy Harrison and his veterinarian girlfriend Sally. Mooseport also just happens to be the vacation home for the leader of the free world: Monroe "Eagle" Cole, the President of the United States. Following two successful terms, the wildly popular President is ready to retire to his "Mooseport White House," publish his memoirs and embark on a series of lucrative speaking engagements. But Eagle's retirement is delayed when the folks of Mooseport convince the former President to run for Mayor. At the same time, he sparks to Sally--unaware that she is Handy's girlfriend. So, when a jealous Handy announces HIS candidacy for mayor, Eagle is dumbfounded. Handy, in turn, sees himself in a race for Mayor and boyfriend. As the campaign kicks into high gear, things get even wilder in this once quiet town.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some brief sexual comments and nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Doug Richardson, Tom Schulman
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 25, 2004
Box Office: $14.2M
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Ray Romano
as Handy Harrison
Gene Hackman
as Monroe Cole
Marcia Gay Harden
as Grace Sutherland
Maura Tierney
as Sally Mannis
Christine Baranski
as Charlotte Cole
Fred Savage
as Bullard
Rip Torn
as Bert Langdon
Wayne Robson
as Morris Gutman
Edward Herrmann
as Debate Moderator
Natalie Brown
as Laurie Smith
Paul McGuire
as Local Reporter Chip
Heather Allin
as Local Reporter Heath...
J.C. Kenny
as Local Reporter J.C.
Diana Platts
as Fox Newscaster Jane
Peter Snider
as Fox Newscaster Bill
Dan Duran
as Local News Anchor Da...
Pat Moffatt
as Council Woman
Jayne Eastwood
as Lucy Decker
Diane Gordon
as Elderly Woman on Str...
Armando Tosquellas
as Grizzled Tattooed Dr...
Carly Street
as Pig 'n' Whistle Wait...
Catherine Burdon
as Flight Representativ...
Enis Esmer
as Airport Passenger
Deborah Glover
as Airport Passenger
Adam Bramble
as Smitty the Cook
Michael Kinney
as Secret Service Agent
Mark Kersey
as One Man Band
Sam Moses
as Hardware Store Custo...
Krista Sutton
as Live Newscaster
Dawn Greenhalgh
as Coffee Shop Waitress
Jeff Gruich
as Bar Patron No. 1
Andrew Moodie
as Bar Patron No. 2
Doug Murray (II)
as Bar Patron No. 3
Jackie Laidlaw
as Townsperson No. 2
Andy Hirsch
as Radio DJ Danny
Arlin Miller
as Radio DJ Jim
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Critic Reviews for Welcome to Mooseport

All Critics (151) | Top Critics (42)

It's a snooze on every level.

March 4, 2004
New York Observer
Top Critic

Devoid of wit and point.

February 26, 2004
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

For Ray Romano fans only.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

Comes off less like a feature film than a failed sitcom pilot.

Full Review… | December 28, 2008

Welcome--now get out.

August 5, 2007
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Whose story is this? Nobody's. We don't know whom we're meant to root for...

Full Review… | July 23, 2007

Audience Reviews for Welcome to Mooseport


No work of art but a pleasant silly comedy which is unfortunately damaged by a very dull Ray Romano in one of the leads. Sadly this seems to be the film Hackman chose to close out his career.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This movie has a great and seemingly original premise, but I think that was all Gene Hackman found out about it before signing on... Ray Romano is his usual boring self, but Hackman is complemented by unsung TV vets Maura Tierney and a surprisingly good Fred Savage, as well as the usual Marcia Gay Harden. The script was okay, the plot was fine, but the filming was so formulaic that this one is really a chore to sit all the way through.

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

It is a pretty good movie. Ray Romano is great, as usual. The concept was neat. A good comedy.

Andrew Fillmore

Super Reviewer

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