Then & Now
12/31/2008 04:00PM ● Published by Super Admin
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Hollywood teaming of Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart resulted in one of the best, stand-up-and-cheer films of all time – a true classic. The earnest but surprisingly unsentimental Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a love letter to idealism (and idealists), and warns about political corruptness. Stewart is perfection.
Kevin Costner’s best films are those in which he plays the lovable underdog, not unlike Jimmy Stewart. Although Swing Vote is probably the least compelling of this offering, its timeliness and strong performances from an all-star cast make it compulsively viewable, and remind you of why you’ve always crushed on Costner.
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