Speechless (1994)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Dec 16, 1994 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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A mix of political satire and a modern take on 1930's-style screwball comedy, this romance from director Ron Underwood was assumed by many to be based on the real-life relationship between liberal political consultant James Carville and conservative commentator Mary Matalin. Michael Keaton stars as Kevin, an insomniac who meets Julia (Geena Davis) in a store late one night as they haggle over the last bottle of sleeping pills. After spending a romantic evening together, Kevin and Julia each discover to their chagrin that the other is a rival speechwriter in a nasty New Mexico senatorial campaign. As the senate race heats up, the bickering pair tries to keep the relationship alive, but then Julia's ex-fiance Baghdad Bob Freed (Christopher Reeve), a network news foreign correspondent, shows up with the intention of renewing their relationship.

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campaign, competition, enemy, love, media, politician, rival, romance, speech-writer, strife