The Obama Effect (2012)

A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential campaign. While John becomes obsessed with the ideal of change that Obama represents for Americans, he has in turn neglected to create positive change in his own life, particularly with regard to his health and familial relationships. John hides his health problems from his strong, yet supportive wife, Molly, creating a strain on their marriage. John seeks the support of a Republican relative, MLK, who initially starkly resists supporting a Democratic candidate. John's son, Kalil, rebels against his father's avid support of Obama by supporting the Republican candidate as well. John neglects to support his daughter, Tamika, at a crucial moment in her life...

Directing:
  • Charles S. Dutton

Writing:
  • Charles S. Dutton
  • Barry Hankerson
  • Samuel Z. Jean

Stars:
Release Date: 2012-07-13
themoviedb icon 3.0/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 85
Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Du...
John Thomas
Jenny Gago
Jenny Gago
Dede Santiago
Katt Williams
Katt Williams
MLK
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Vanessa Bell...
Molly Thomas
John Diehl
John Diehl
Steve Warren
Meagan Good
Meagan Good
Tamika Jones
Giselle Bonilla
Giselle Bonil...
Maria Santiago
Kristen Ariza
Kristen Ariza
Mrs. Kay
Mark Ashworth
Mark Ashworth
Nigel the Butler
Angelina Cortez
Angelina Cort...
The Obama Girl
Lauren Evans
Lauren Evans
Passerby
Zab Judah
Zab Judah
Jamel Thomas
Cleo King
Cleo King
Rebecca Thomas
Julie Lancaster
Julie Lancast...
Nancy Reilly
CJ Mac
CJ Mac
Joshua
Carlos Moreno Jr.
Carlos Moreno...
Young Latino Man
Ashley Noel
Ashley Noel
Karen Thomas
Emilio Rivera
Emilio Rivera
Hector Santiago
Jamie Tisdale
Jamie Tisdale
Nicole Reilly
Glynn Turman
Glynn Turman
Slim Sugar
Jeremy Ray Valdez
Jeremy Ray Va...
Hector Santiago Jr.
Becky Wu
Becky Wu
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