History Film / BobRoberts

4th Sep '15 12:55:41 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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* StrawmanPolitical: [[CaptainObvious Ya think?]] Bob is a scathing caricature of right-wing, evangelical, capitalist conservatives, simultaneously a wide-eyed fanatic and a scheming cynic.

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* StrawmanPolitical: [[CaptainObvious Ya think?]] think? Bob is a scathing caricature of right-wing, evangelical, capitalist conservatives, simultaneously a wide-eyed fanatic and a scheming cynic.
12th Aug '15 12:55:00 AM DiamondJim
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Bugs Raplin gets assassinated offscreen, and despite all of his corruption, Roberts wins the presidency.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Bugs Raplin gets assassinated offscreen, and despite all of his corruption, Roberts wins the presidency.senate race.]]
23rd Feb '15 3:32:52 PM BananaPancakes
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** His music videos even have {{Shout Out}}s to Dylan's work, and one of his most prominent songs is called "Times Are Changin' Back" (referencing "The Times They Are a-Changin'".)

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** His music videos even have {{Shout Out}}s to Dylan's work, and one of his most prominent songs is called "Times Are Changin' Back" (referencing (citing "The Times They Are a-Changin'".)
23rd Feb '15 3:29:44 PM BananaPancakes
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''Bob Roberts'' is a satirical {{Mockumentary}} about a fictional American political figure, and the first movie directed by Creator/TimRobbins, who also played the title character. It was released in 1992.

Bob Roberts is a rising star of the Republican Party. On the occasion of the campaign for the forthcoming Senatorial elections (which take place in the context of the Kuwait invasion by Iraq and US response from 1990), a British film crew follow him as he raises support in his home state of Pennsylvania. Roberts is young and charismatic, with a populist touch which he cultivates by playing folk songs at political rallies taking off Music/BobDylan songs with the exact opposite messages (even with music videos like Dylan's). His message is one of social and moral conservatism, based on family values, faith in God, an overt rejection of the heritage of the 1960s (he was raised on a commune by hippie parents), and very pro-business policies. Running against an incumbent liberal Democrat (played by Creator/GoreVidal), he projects an image of plain-spoken honesty and dynamism.

As the movie goes on, however, people start whispering about Bob's funding coming from sources that are significantly less wholesome than the image he's cultivating. About [[HalfwayPlotSwitch halfway through]], he stages an assassination attempt on his own life, masquerading as a paraplegic from then on. [[DeconstructedTrope The results of the election -- both political and personal -- come out less rosy than expected going in]].

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''Bob Roberts'' is a satirical {{Mockumentary}} about a fictional American political figure, and the first movie directed by Creator/TimRobbins, Tim Robbins, who also wrote the screenplay and played the title character. It was released in 1992.

Bob Roberts is a rising star of the Republican Party. On the occasion of the campaign for the forthcoming Senatorial elections (which take place in the context of the Kuwait invasion by Iraq and US response from 1990), a British film crew follow him as he raises support in his home state of Pennsylvania. Roberts is young and charismatic, with a populist touch which he cultivates by playing folk songs at political rallies taking off Music/BobDylan songs with the exact opposite messages (even with music videos like Dylan's). His message is one of social and moral conservatism, based on family values, faith in God, an overt rejection of the heritage of the 1960s (he was raised on a commune by hippie parents), and very pro-business policies. Running against an incumbent liberal Democrat (played by Creator/GoreVidal), he projects an image of plain-spoken plainspoken honesty and dynamism.

As the movie goes on, however, people start whispering about Bob's funding coming from sources that are significantly less wholesome than the image he's cultivating. About [[HalfwayPlotSwitch halfway through]], he stages an assassination attempt on his own life, masquerading as a paraplegic from then on. [[DeconstructedTrope The results of the election -- both political and personal -- come out less rosy than expected going in]].
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Bugs Raplin gets assassinated offscreen, and despite all of his corruption, Roberts wins the presidency.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Bugs [[spoiler:Bugs Raplin gets assassinated offscreen, and despite all of his corruption, Roberts wins the presidency.]]



* EvilCounterpart: Bob Roberts is basically [[spoiler: a corrupt]] Bizarro-Bob Dylan
** His music videos even have [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to Dylan's work, and one of his most prominent songs is called "The Times Are Changing Back" (referencing The Times Are A Changin'.)
* HypocriticalHumor: Define irony; a guy singing a song complaining about people who complain.

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* EvilCounterpart: Bob Roberts is basically [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a corrupt]] Bizarro-Bob Dylan
Dylan.
** His music videos even have [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] {{Shout Out}}s to Dylan's work, and one of his most prominent songs is called "The Times "Times Are Changing Changin' Back" (referencing The "The Times They Are A Changin'.a-Changin'".)
* HypocriticalHumor: Define irony; irony: a guy singing a song complaining about people who complain.



* RepetitiveName: Bob's name is basically Robert Roberts.
* RuleAbidingRebel: This guy has a lot of balls to be calling himself a ''rebel''.

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* RepetitiveName: Bob's name is basically Robert Roberts.
Roberts. ''Junior.''
* RuleAbidingRebel: This guy The title character has a lot of balls guts to be calling spare to call himself a ''rebel''.



* StrawFan: Any Roberts supporters that are given even a bit role are all portrayed as gullible, homophobic, and violent (to the point that a group of them led by Creator/JackBlack attack protesters at one of his concerts.)

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* StrawFan: Any Roberts supporters that are given even a bit role are all portrayed as gullible, homophobic, and violent (to the point that a group of them led by Creator/JackBlack a kid played by Creator/JackBlack[[note]]That was actually Black's first ever role.[[/note]] attack protesters at one of his concerts.)concerts).



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8th Dec '14 11:10:13 AM Morgenthaler
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As the movie goes on, however, people start whispering about Bob's funding coming from sources that are significantly less wholesome than the image he's cultivating. [[spoiler:About [[HalfwayPlotSwitch halfway through]], he stages an assassination attempt on his own life, masquerading as a paraplegic from then on.]] [[DeconstructedTrope The results of the election -- both political and personal -- come out less rosy than expected going in]].

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As the movie goes on, however, people start whispering about Bob's funding coming from sources that are significantly less wholesome than the image he's cultivating. [[spoiler:About About [[HalfwayPlotSwitch halfway through]], he stages an assassination attempt on his own life, masquerading as a paraplegic from then on.]] on. [[DeconstructedTrope The results of the election -- both political and personal -- come out less rosy than expected going in]].
8th Dec '14 11:09:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins]]

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* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins]]%%* TheBadGuyWins



* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler: Bugs Raplin gets assassinated offscreen, and despite all of his corruption, Roberts wins the presidency.]]

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]: DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Bugs Raplin gets assassinated offscreen, and despite all of his corruption, Roberts wins the presidency.]]



* [[spoiler: PresidentEvil]]: Bob at the end of the film.

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* [[spoiler: PresidentEvil]]: %%* PresidentEvil: Bob at the end of the film.



* [[spoiler: VillainProtagonist]]

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* [[spoiler: VillainProtagonist]]%%* VillainProtagonist
12th Jul '14 12:45:13 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:Bob claims the assassination attempt has left him paralysed from the waist down, but he is seen tapping his feet at a celebration party, and later he is shown in silhouette walking upright.]]
11th Jul '14 10:05:50 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* PlayingAgainstType: Tim Robbins is an extremely versatile actor, so while he's not necessarily playing against type as far as the role goes, in the real world, Tim is very much on the liberal side of the political aisle, possibly as far left as Bob is right.
21st Apr '14 8:53:48 AM MarkLungo
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Bob Roberts is a rising star of the Republican Party. On the occasion of the campaign for the forthcoming Senatorial elections (which take place in the context of the Kuwait invasion by Iraq and US response from 1990), a British film crew follow him as he raises support in his home state of Pennsylvania. Roberts is young and charismatic, with a populist touch which he cultivates by playing folk songs at political rallies taking off Bob Dylan songs with the exact opposite messages (even with music videos like Dylan's). His message is one of social and moral conservatism, based on family values, faith in God, an overt rejection of the heritage of the 1960s (he was raised on a commune by hippie parents), and very pro-business policies. Running against an incumbent liberal Democrat (played by Gore Vidal), he projects an image of plain-spoken honesty and dynamism.

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Bob Roberts is a rising star of the Republican Party. On the occasion of the campaign for the forthcoming Senatorial elections (which take place in the context of the Kuwait invasion by Iraq and US response from 1990), a British film crew follow him as he raises support in his home state of Pennsylvania. Roberts is young and charismatic, with a populist touch which he cultivates by playing folk songs at political rallies taking off Bob Dylan Music/BobDylan songs with the exact opposite messages (even with music videos like Dylan's). His message is one of social and moral conservatism, based on family values, faith in God, an overt rejection of the heritage of the 1960s (he was raised on a commune by hippie parents), and very pro-business policies. Running against an incumbent liberal Democrat (played by Gore Vidal), Creator/GoreVidal), he projects an image of plain-spoken honesty and dynamism.



8th Apr '14 11:08:43 AM Larkmarn
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* RuleAbidingRebel: This guy has a lot of balls to be calling himself a ''rebel''.
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