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New In Theaters this Weekend: 'The Obama Effect' (Charles Dutton, Vanessa Calloway, Megan Good)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
July 10, 2012 1:21 PM
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It's titled The Obama Effect, directed by Charles S. Dutton (he also stars it by the way), and co-stars Vanessa Bell CallowayKatt Williams, Megan Good, Wesley Jonathan and Glynn Turman.

Here's the official synopsis which I think it gives too much of the film away: 

A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50’s (played by writer/director Charles S. Dutton) to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential campaign. While John becomes obsessed with the ideal of change that Obama represents for Americans, he has in turn neglected to create positive change in his own life, particularly with regard to his health and familial relationships. John hides his health problems from his strong, yet supportive wife, Molly (Vanessa Bell Calloway), creating a strain on their marriage. John seeks the support of a Republican relative, MLK (Katt Williams), who initially starkly resists supporting a Democratic candidate. John’s son, Kalil (Wesley Jonathan), rebels against his father’s avid support of Obama by supporting the Republican candidate as well. John neglects to support his daughter, Tamika (Megan Good) at a crucial moment in her life, as she has recently fallen in love and become engaged to be married. John faces additional discord with his other son, Jamel, an up-and-coming boxer (Zab Judah), who gets mixed up with a shady manager, Slim (Glynn Turman), as he rises toward a professional boxing career. Joshua, John’s recently-paroled brother (C.J. Mack), also struggles as he attempts to find work in a tough economy and to maintain his new marriage. When Molly discovers that John has been hiding his health scares from her, she urges him to take positive action to improve his bad habits. John works to get back on the right path with his health and family as Obama soars to success in the campaign.

The film will be released exclusively through AMC theaters (likely the AMC Independent program) this Friday, on July 13th, 2012 in select markets including: Little Rock, Charlotte, Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington DC, Orlando, Jackson, Dallas, Houston, Detroit and Norfolk.

You can follow the on Twitter here - @theobamaeffect.

The trailer and official poster, follow:

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  • Obama Effect | October 11, 2012 1:55 PMReply

    “The Obama Effect” is available on Video on Demand now. You can watch it on demand here: http://bit.ly/ShhGFS or you can pre-order it on DVD here: http://amzn.to/W98wtI. It will be released on DVD on election day!

  • Rita | August 28, 2012 10:50 PMReply

    Most people with an adult attention span will find 2016 fascinating. Sadly our country is paying a huge price for the election of such a poorly qualified individual like Pres Obama. His background was very much influenced by the 3rd world experiences of his fathers homeland Kenya. In that mindset imperious countries like the UK & USA are responsible for all the misery in the 3rd world sadly Pres O seems to believe he needs to rectify this imbalance. And he will through joblessness (no jobs in the USA or Kenya), redistribute wealth (taxes coming in Jan on wheelchairs, walkers, pacemakers, crutches, medical devices of all kinds not just medical devices for those earning $250,000) & the crippling debt sapping prosperity for your kids & grandkids. Not to worry though Melia & Sasha are ok cause Mom & Dad are millionaires which is more than you & I can say. 3rd world guy makes good ! The rest of you arrogant Americans too bad.

  • Mitt the Shit | August 28, 2012 11:53 PM

    Worry about the strippers your husband is screwing at the RNC in Tampa, not Obama.

  • Kesha C. | July 16, 2012 6:03 PMReply

    I saw a prescreening of this movie last week, and to put it mildy, it was downright bizarre. WeGotKidz.com did a hilarious review on it: http://www.wegotkidz.com/the-obama-effect-we-got-kidz-review/

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