"Sex in The Oval Office"
Written and Directed by Alexander Payne
Richard Dreyfuss as President Walter Watson
Jessica Lange as First Lady Deborah Watson
Natalie Portman as Christa Quinn
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Vice President Allen Hicks
Toni Colette as Liana Hicks
Isaiah Washington as Speaker of the House Donovan Pickett
Zach Braff as Jason Reeves
Bill Murray as Professor Hodges
Tagline: "And You Thought Monica Was Bad"
Synopsis: This political spoof of the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal takes sex and politics to a whole new level. A feisty Natalie Portman stars as an ambitious film student Christa, assigned to make a documentary on the White House for her final exam by her cutthroat and impossible to please professor (Murray).
After a series of pursuits, Christa scores an internship with the Vice Presidents wife, the bitchy, adulterous Liana Hicks (Colette). From her experiences with the Vice President's wife and her constant infidelity towards her blundering husband (Hoffman), Christa derives the underlying theme for her movie: sex in the White House. Soon she becomes determined to capture the top of the political food chain in the act: The President himself (Dreyfuss). After implanting secret cameras in the Oval Office and instigating a sexual affair with the commander in chief, Christa's problems arise as her footage is discovered by her clueless boyfriend (Braff), who seeks revenge by sending it to Satan herself: The First Lady (Lange).
What the press would say:Expert satirist Alexander Payne puts a hilarious twist on politics in his new black comedy "Sex in the Oval Office" starring the sinfully devious Natalie Portman. The chemistry between Portman and costar Richard Dreyfuss is undeniably tangible, and comedic foils Jessica Lange, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Toni Colette only accent the brilliant cast and flawless screenplay, taking the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal and spinning it into an uproarious film throughout. A strong Oscar campaign is being held in the following categories:
Best Director, Alexander Payne
Best Original Screenplay, Alexander Payne
Best Actor, Richard Dreyfuss
Best Actress, Natalie Portman
Best Supporting Actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best Supporting Actress, Jessica Lange
Best Supporting Actress Toni Colette
Best Film Editing
Best Original Score