With news of comedies suffering at the box office, Disney must be sweating over releasing Kevin Costner's Swing Vote on Friday. The film stars Il Costino as a good ol' boy whose single vote will determine the Presidential election. That alone should file this under "Suspension of Disbelief the Size of Jupiter Needed," but when the trailer reveals that Costner has to choose between Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer, we're talking universe-sized pretending here. Whom would you vote for? I can't decide, and the only pull for me to see the film is to discover who actually wins.
Can you imagine President Dennis Hopper? He'd be inhaling gas while talking to foreign leaders, and I don't even want to consider what he might do to his interns. The White House would be wrecked, and I guarantee you his speeches wouldn't be boring. They'd play "Born to be Wild" instead of "Hail to the Chief" whenever he showed up at a summit or press conference.
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