A couple years ago I saw a preview for that movie where Robin Williams gets elected President by being goofy. At the time I remembered rolling my eyes but thinking, “you know, that could actually turn out to be decent.”

Tonight, I learned to trust my instinct. Man of the Year is absolute garbage. The movie manages to take what could be a slightly original idea and choke it until there’s nothing left cliche. It’s wildly absurd, stars Robin Williams and Christopher Walken, and still fails to be remotely funny. The plot is as thick as, say, a very thin peice of paper. Or Kate Moss. It’s bad, is what I’m going for here. Really bad. Especially when it tries to be suspenseful, and ESPECIALLY when it tries to be uplifting.

Grade: F

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