Faux documentary about the early life of Bobby McCallister, a progressive fictional President of the United States who came to power in 2049.
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2005   2004  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Faux documentary series from 2049 about Bobby McCallister, the US president elected eight years earlier, and his older brother Jack. Talking head interviews with Bobby's staff are combined with reenactment footage of the McCallisters' teenage years, dealing with a pot smoking mother and typical high school drama. Also explored is Jack's tentative romance with Courtney Benedict. Written by rmlohner

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In 2041, one son will be President. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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12 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Jack and Bobby  »

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Matt Long, Jessica Paré and John Slattery went on to co-star in the series "Mad Men" together. See more »

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When Jack is shaving in "Chess Lessons", at one point you can still see a bit of shaving cream on the side of his face, and though he does not wipe off his face, the shaving cream is gone in the next shot See more »

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Bobby McCallister: The more I become a part of history, the more I realize it's already written.
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Referenced in The Green Faerie (2005) See more »

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It has greatness within it's grasp.
12 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I watched the first episode of Jack & Bobby which airs tonight on a promotional DVD that was provided by Entertainment Weekly.

The show is innovative, it is a futuristic documentary that centers around the president of the United States between 2040-2048 and looks back to when he was a normal (or not so normal) kid in our present day. The show is pretty darn innovative, mixing some great creativity of our future, with some even more great realization of our current lives. It shows how one child, not too different from you and me can grow up to be president.

The cast is nice, great chemistry between all of the actors, and no significantly weak links among any of the cast, although the boy who plays Bobby's conformist friend could have stood some more acting lessons. The story for the pilot was great, it involved Bobby's mother and brother fighting over how he should be raised, and it deals with drugs in a smart gritty way, not how 7'th Heaven would deal with it. But again, most of all is how the show seems to blend Futuristic Political Documentary With Present-Day gritty drama, so seamlessly.

8/10 - I have high hopes for this one!


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