First Family
First Family (1980)

Gilda Radner, Bob Newhart, and Madeline Kahn star in this comedy. The farce sends up an idiotic First Family in the persona of a bumbling president (Newhart), his semi-alcoholic wife (Kahn), and his oversexed daughter (Radner). Satirizing… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 25, 1980
DVD 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.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Disappointing acerbic political satire directed and written by Buck Henry.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

What is the sound of one man not laughing?

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

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

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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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TV Guide

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

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