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Electoral Dysfunction

HD   NR Closed Captioning

David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell & Bennett Singer

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About the Movie

After making the eye-opening discovery that the right to vote is missing from the Constitution, political humorist Mo Rocca sets out on a road trip to see how voting works - and doesn't work - in America. Irreverent, engaging and nonpartisan, Electoral Dysfunction is for voters across the political spectrum who want their votes to count. Set against the backdrop of the historic 2008 election, the film is hosted by Mo Rocca, a correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning," a panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!," and a former correspondent for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 5
  • Fresh: 3
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "Electoral Dysfunction" pulls off an admirable trick: It's pleasant. It treats Democrats and Republicans respectfully, and its humor, with the comic Mo Rocca as guide, is closer to Garrison Keillor than to Michael Moore. – David DeWitt, New York Times, Sep 20, 2012

Rotten: Mo Rocca's faux-disingenuous tone and nonstop jocularity dominate the docu to quickly grating effect. – Ronnie Scheib, Variety, Sep 20, 2012

Fresh: A timely look at an important issue that's getting more hotly contested every month. – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Sep 19, 2012

Rotten: Just a voting-for-dummies primer. – Nick Schager, Village Voice, Sep 18, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Balanced, funny, effective, entertaining

I saw this film featured in some articles and on CBS's morning show. Even though they said it was not partisan I thought it might heavily promote an agenda in Michael Moore style. I was wrong. It's an effective and balanced look at the system and most of all, it's funny. It doesn't take itself too seriously which I think is important. So it's both informative and entertaining. Definitely recommend watching it. In fact every American should probably be required to watch this.

Non-partisan, hilarious, and really informative doc!

I got a chance to see this on PBS and it totally blew my mind. I remember when I first tried to wrap my head around the Electoral College; but until I saw this film, I never fully understand the murky and often nonsensical system that is the U.S. voting system. Mo Rocca does an incredible job of breaking it down in an entertaining and sometimes laugh out loud way. I highly recommend this. You'll definitely impress people with your intelligence at the next cocktail party!

Fun, Fantastic and Frightening!

I saw this film in Los Angeles about a month ago. It opened my eyes to how crazy voting is in America. With a really close election coming up tomorrow, these issues are so important and they're bubbling up all over the country. Initially, I was hesitant to go see the film, but much to my surprise, it was really fun, interesting and enlightening. Mo Rocca was a great choice as host. He's likable, funny and sets just the right tone. He pulls off a Michael Moore-style film without the partisanship or heavy-handedness. A must see for all Americans.

Electoral Dysfunction
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2012

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