Bruce Forer
June 13, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

My Fellow Americans

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
performer
James Garner, Jack Lemmon, Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall, Sela Ward, Bradley Whitford
director
Peter Segal

We gave it a C-

Patriotism is once again the last refuge of scoundrels in this mild action comedy, My Fellow Americans, as two former Presidents (Jack Lemmon plays an anal-retentive Republican in the George Bush mold, James Garner is a girl-crazy Clintonesque Democrat) reluctantly work together to expose a cover-up engineered by the current chief (Dan Aykroyd). But how many one-liners about bodily functions can you tolerate? In theaters, Americans didn’t live up to the studio’s expectations; on video it probably won’t live up to yours. C-

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