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June 27, 2016
Girls get lost in the White House and become pals with Nixon in this silly attempt at satire.
March 11, 2016
Dick is an okay film. It is about two girls who wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon. Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams give good performances. The script is a little slow in places. Andrew Fleming did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the humor.
½ October 6, 2015
Very enjoyable film. Had plenty of laughs as well as many moments that left you thinking. I like the idea of the story! Liked how the two girls are dumb but funny.
July 18, 2015
Funny stuff...goofy, ridiculous and sometimes hilarious stuff.
½ March 5, 2015
Did not expect to laugh as much as i did. Didnt think the movie would be decent at all. Gladly surprised.
½ February 3, 2015
Rather hilarious parody of the Watergate era, and offered an alternate history of how Nixon got brought down. Downed a little bit by the admission of the real Deep Throat a few years back it's still a solid flick with great performances by Dunst, Williams, Will Ferell (still in his SNL days,) and Dan Hadaya as Nixon. Not many got it then or now due to it being a 70's based flick in another decade but if you love history and your in the younger age frame you should enjoy it. It's Defiantly a fun movie.
January 29, 2015
This kind of storyline was old before it was even new, but Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams help to take away the deja vu effect. Full review later.
October 19, 2014
So cute and funny! Especially for those of us who remember it all so well.
August 5, 2014
(First viewing - Teen years)
June 29, 2014
Funny, has lost some due to the secret now being out but the movie definitely made me laugh
March 24, 2014
Defiantly a laugh-out-loud teen comedy!
February 13, 2014
Dick proves to have an interesting set up since the first thing it shows off is Will Ferrell's comedic talents long before he experienced such wide success in the 2000's, and shortly thereafter becomes a quaint comedy of its own kind.
The good thing about Dick is the fact that it is set in the hilarious comedic setting of the watergate scandal in alternate history, yet it feels so simple. The story never goes too big in its scale or too far in its reach and it just always feels like a simple little comedy with a complex background context.
In many areas, it's even superior to Oliver Stone's biopic about the eponymous president. For one thing, the title is more true than Nixon, since the president was a Dick. But also the fact is that Dick manages to explain elements of Watergate very simply without leaving much to the imagination, explaining more about it than Nixon did. And even in its fictional universe it is clear that the creators of Dick have gone through rigorous background checking to ensure that the story is logical and even by some ridiculous chance actually possible.
It's interesting to look back at Dick now because since the existence of the true Deep Throat came forth 6 years after the release of Dick, it's funny to look back at a world where people didn't have answers and so the fictional universe created by Writer-Director Andrew Fleming. While it's not as funny any more, it's still rather humourous to look at in the contemporary age.
Plus, Dick benefits from a good soundtrack which features some great musical pieces iconic of the time, as well as some fine cinematography and a convincing production design for the time.
But the cast of the film is where the main source of energy in the film comes from the cast members.
Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst make an appealing pair of leads in Dick because they have such youthful vibrant energy in them with Michelle Williams portraying the nerd and Kirsten Dunst portraying the hippie with a lot of passion for the roles. And their efforts are quite funny since they share a great chemistry with an almost sisterly bond between them. They keep the comedic atmosphere of the story light and give it some good movements which makes them an appealing pair of leads.
Dan Hedaya not only looks more like Richard Nixon than Anthony Hopkins did in the biographical film Nixon, but through a very simple effort manages to capture all the natural physical movements of the President as well as all the ideal voice articulation. He plays the character off less as the man that the public saw him as and more as the comedic movie villain they make him out to be in Dick. Dan Hedaya does a great job in the role, both as an actor doing a comedic job and an actor playing the role of the famous presidential wrongdoer.
And Will Ferrell is hilarious in one of his much earlier roles by showing within his brief screen time just what his comedic talents are really all about
Ryan Reynolds is cool to see so early on as well.

So Dick is a dated film and it's comedy is hit and miss in parts, but the talents of its actors and it's light heart is energetic which gives it plenty of comedic spirit.
January 2, 2014
Bit slow beginning (13) TO OWN, ON CRACKLE?
January 1, 2014
My Favorite Comedy Film Is 1933's Duck Soup.
½ December 19, 2013
Just the right combination of stupid and clever. Will Ferrell (as Bob Woodward) and Dan Hedaya (as Richard Nixon) are hilarious.
December 12, 2013
Betsy (Kirsten Dunst) and Arlene (Michelle Williams) are best friends and typical American teenage girls. Their biggest concerns are fashion, shopping, boys and just having fun. So with a schedule this full, how would they ever find time to get involved in one of the biggest political scandals in history? When their class takes a tour of the White House and they take a wrong turn, the clueless teens come face-to-face with President Richard 'Tricky Dick' Nixon (Dan Hedaya) and become embroiled in the secret wrong-doings that will shock the world.

also stars Jim Breuer, Will Ferrell, Dave Foley, Teri Garr, Ana Gasteyer and Devon Gummersall.

directed by Andrew Fleming.
½ August 2, 2013
Hilarious! One of my favorite movies, an interesting (and sadly, somewhat believable) take on Watergate and the identity of Deep Throat.
July 11, 2013
Dick was an enjoyable ride down nostalgia lane for this 70s kid!
½ June 22, 2013
Dick is very funny, very silly, and very ditzy.
April 9, 2013
A clever twist acted out fabulously by a strong cast. I found myself laughing throughout the entire film.
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