The Best Man For the '90s

TITLE: BOB ROBERTS

WRITER AND DIRECTOR: TIM ROBBINS

THE BOTTOM LINE: A sly musical comedy about a cynical right-wing politician is a tonic for jaded liberals.

Saturday Night Live may as well take the rest of the year off, because the candidates are doing their own standup comedy. It's as if George Bush and Bill Clinton were running not for President but for Tonight Show host. And the touchstone of their political humor is popular culture, which they may think is the only thing the electorate knows or cares about. So Dan Quayle hates Murphy Brown. Bush wants families to be...

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