First Family
First Family (1980)

In this satirical spoof, the First Daughter (Gilda Radner) is to become the next sacrificial victim of an African tribe, unless her bumbling presidential parents (Bob Newhart and Madeleine Kahn) can figure out a way to save her.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 19, 2013
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Washington Post

Unfunny farce about an inept president, his alcoholic wife and their motley family and aides.

Ralph Novak
People Magazine

Buck Henry directed his own screenplay, which disintegrates about halfway through the film.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

What is the sound of one man not laughing?

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Filled with illogical situations and juvenile humor, First Family will have trouble getting anybody's vote.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

[First Family] has sequences that are side-splittingly funny, others that are sublimely cheerful and still others that, like the movie itself, simply don't know how to end.

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