State of the Union Frank Capra's comedy-drama State of the Union scathingly examines the way political candidates are packaged. Spencer Tracy is an industrialist with great ideas whose mistress… State of the Union Frank Capra's comedy-drama State of the Union scathingly examines the way political candidates are packaged. Spencer Tracy is an industrialist with great ideas whose mistress…
DVD Review

State of the Union (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 22, 2006; DVD Release Date: Aug 22, 2006; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

Frank Capra's comedy-drama State of the Union scathingly examines the way political candidates are packaged. Spencer Tracy is an industrialist with great ideas whose mistress (Angela Lansbury) enlists a pro (Adolphe Menjou) to guide him. That means reuniting with his estranged wife (Katharine Hepburn) for the campaign. If you don't think the film is timeless, just wait till the candidate yells, ''Don't you shut me off! I'm paying for this broadcast!'' A couple scenes of patriotic Capracorn, and Universal's lack of any EXTRAS, are among the few hanging chads. B+Edward Karam

Originally posted Aug 18, 2006 Published in issue #893 Aug 25, 2006 Order article reprints