Taking aim at political skullduggery, false populism and press manipulation, this caustic mockumentary stars Tim Robbins as the titular Bob Roberts, a folk-singing right-winger trying to unseat a liberal U.S. senator. As cameras track Roberts on the campaign trail, a scrappy newshound (Giancarlo Esposito) digs up dirt that may derail his bid for office. Scores of A-list stars appear in cameos in this impressive writing-directing bow from Robbins.
Timothy Francis “Tim” Robbins (born October 16, 1958) is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musician. He is the former longtime partner of actress Susan Sarandon. He is known for his roles as Nuke in Bull Durham, Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption, and as Dave Boyle in Mystic River, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. —Wikipedia
What a silly, satire of American politics! Bob Roberts's folk singing, conservative stance on policies make for great laughs for Liberal America, though conservatives may no doubt be offended. Still, the characters are charming, the dialogue isn't atrocious, and it doesn't overstay its welcome. Recommended.