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  • Summary: After taking a wrong turn on a White House tour, teens Betsy Jobs (Dunst) and Arlene Lorenzo (Williams) stumble across a room packed full of presidential secrets. To find out exactly what the girls know, "Tricky Dick" Nixon (Hedaya) himself appoints them as official White House dog walkers. Suddenly and accidentally, the two girls are swept up in the political intrigue of the world's most famous break-in: Watergate. [Columbia Tristar] Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. A gaily funny, shrewdly inventive satire.
  2. Dunst and Williams...turn ditsiness into a frenetic comic duet.
  3. A highly original, often hilarious, what-if farce about Watergate.
  4. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    70
    A tasty/tacky treat.
  5. 70
    Most conveniently synopsized as Romy and Michelle's Watergate Adventure.
  6. Reviewed by: Andrew Fleming
    60
    A topical comedy that's about 25 years too late.
  7. 16
    Dick works best as a catalog of style: It's the story and the acting that are the window dressing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 20, 2012
    5
    This movie was decent, but it could have been a lot better. It has its charming moments, and the way the Watergate Scandal was portrayed was rather clever, but the leads are just too ditsy and annoying to make this movie actually good. It falls just short of the mark. Worth watching? Yes. Worth rewatching? Decidedly no. Expand

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