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The mystery of the 18-minute-gap in Richard Nixon's White House tapes -- and how it connects to the previously undocumented involvement of two teenage girls in the Watergate scandal -- is the subject of this political comedy. Betsy Jobs (Kirsten Dunst) and Arlene Lorenzo (Michelle Williams) are high school students and best friends living in Washington D.C. in 1972. Betsy is pretty and popular, while Arlene is cute but a bit awkward. Arlene is obsessed with singing star Bobby Sherman, but that comes to a halt when she and Betsy get lost during a school field trip to the White House. A… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dick leaves you hoping it finds the audience it clearly deserves."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Audaciously imaginative, devilishly clever!"
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Funny, scatalogical movie about President Nixon."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Although it eventually suffers a typically 1970s energy crisis, this satire of the early Seventies has its moments, thanks to the considerable charms of Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The film gets off on the wrong foot and never recovers."
‑ Tom Block, culturevulture.net
"This modest movie offers a convincing vision of Nixon White House operations as a sordid buffoon show undone by a couple of painfully earnest innocents."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Wickedly clever!"
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Now the truth is out there: Deep Throat was actually two giggly teenage girls who stepped into Nixon's dirty tricks during their jobs as Official White House Dog Walkers."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"Manages to land itself somewhere between All the President's Men and Clueless, with brilliant comic performances throughout."
‑ Thom Bennett, Film Journal International
"The movie quickly thunders downhill like a massive boulder, effectively trampling things like common sense, taste, and, most importantly, historical significance."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"The movie has the comic sophistication of a creaky high-school skit."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, Chicago Tribune
"A bright and sassy comedy!"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Blends the drama of All the President's Men with the wisdom of The Brady Bunch."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Those with a sense of humor who have wondered about the true identity of Deep Throat in the downfall of the 37th President will appreciate this low-cal satire."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Director Andrew Fleming turn Dick into gold by deftly weaving fact and fiction into a wholly convincing--and hilarious--tapestry."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
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