‘Swing Vote’ misses the mark

Kevin Costner plays Bud Johnson in the political comedy "Swing Vote."

Kevin Costner plays Bud Johnson in the political comedy "Swing Vote."

When a political film hits theaters during a presidential election year, the hope is for a thoughtful piece that encourages viewers to more thoroughly examine the American political process. Alas, we’ve been saddled with “Swing Vote.”

Despite problems — detailed later — the premise behind “Swing Vote” could be fun. Through a fluke precipitated by a precocious child and inept election officials, one working-class guy is allowed to decide the fate of a U.S. presidential election.

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