Oscar Movies: Dave

Warner

Dave, the new Ivan Reitman political satire, is based on the notion of the double. Reitman has already used twins in the blockbuster (and rather silly) comedy of that title that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVitto. In this much subtler and better movie, Reitman affords Kevin Kline the opportunity to do what he does best: light comedy, though refreshingly without the flamboyant acrobatics and shtick of his Oscar-winning turn in “A Fish Called Wanda.”

Oscar Nominations

Screenplay (Original): Gary Ross

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Original Screenplay Oscar was Jan Campion for “The Piano,” which was also nominated for Best Picture.

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