Movie Lover: Charles Power
Columbia, MD US
-- November, 2, 2004
If you've read the summary, that's pretty much it. Supreme Court justice on vacation notices much wrong with small town where he's hunting, and links up with young reformist mayoral candidate.
One problem is that the candidate is such a dimwit. Moreover, he's apparently draft age and likely to be inducted soon, which I guess is supposed to get the audience's sympathy, but in those circumstances, what business does he have running for any public office?
The other problem is predictability. At the vital moment, the incognito Supreme whispers his Big Secret into someone's ear and this solves all the problems. Our young mayor-candidate hero in the meantime has a fainting spell.
Despite everything, Frank Morgan's Supreme is a likeable codger and the flick half-works if you watch it with half a brain.