The American President is playing on Lifetime right now (how apropos) and I absolutely adore the movie. I think I first saw it in government class in high school and I am still captivated by it every time my remote stumbles upon it while channel surfing. Some might say it is cheesy chick flick, but my hopeless romantic side can't help it (and, I should tell you now, I'm all about chick flicks and rom-coms).
The 1995 movie stars Michael Douglas as a widowed, single-father looking for love. Oh, and he just happens to be the leader of the free world. And, as luck would have it, he falls for a liberal environmental lobbyist, played by Annette Benning. If you haven't seen it, turn on Lifetime or rent it. So good, and what better day to watch a story about an American president? Mixing affairs of the heart with affairs of the state, I like to call it the thinking-girl's love story.
And it has some pretty funny lines, too.
Esther: "Sydney, the President told me about how you two met. I think it's priceless.
Sydney: "I don't know what happened. One minute I was calling him a mockery of an environmental leader. The next minute I had a date."
Esther: "Men like being insulted by women. It makes them feel loved. Don't ask me why."
Even a few wise words.
Lucy (the president's daughter): "If you were a dork you should say you're sorry. Girls like that."
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