The American President

Kathy checked out The American President from the San Marcos Library recently, and we finally got around to watching it last night. (Incidentally, I think it’s wonderful that libraries make films available for borrowing — they’re free, you get them for a week, and the late fees are far more managable than those of the video stores. If only DVD’s were durable enough to survive the library!)

This is a fun movie. A mix of political drama, comedy, and romance work together well to tell the story of a widower president who falls for a lobbyist while in office. Though the political side of it was a bit facile — too much “just do the right thing and everything will work out fine” — it’s an engaging and well-written story, and worth a viewing. Especially at library prices.