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Any time the United States votes to elect a new president, a bit of history hangs in the balance, but the stakes seemed higher for many people on November 4, 2008, in which citizens went to the polls to chose between Barack Obama or John McCain as their leader for the next four years. With the possibility that America would elect its first African-American president, filmmaker Jeff Deutchman set out to document the mood around the nation (and around the world) as voters cast their ballots and waited to see the results. Deutchman asked friends with cameras to interview Obama volunteers, folks… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While Deutchman aimed to make a participatory documentary, the end result is, in the main, an Obamathon of hipsters from Chicago, Austin, and Brooklyn stumping for change and toasting the 44th president."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"An emotionally-engaging film featuring folks truly moved on what many will undoubtedly mark for posterity as the day they were most proud to be an American."
‑ Kam Williams, TheLoop21.com
"Only few moments that are genuinely touching."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"There's a sort of plebian engagement and value in these collected snapshots, but they don't really fit together in any compelling fashion."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"There are numerous times when one wishes the camera would remain on one of its many fascinating subjects and tell a more in-depth story."
‑ Steve Ramos, Boxoffice Magazine
"I've seen the documentary twice now, months apart, and it seemed quite different on a second viewing. Years from now it'll be something else, and years after that, too."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
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