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Fifth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards


Welcome to Mooseport

This town isn't small enough for the both of them.

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Written by: Doug Richardson, Tom Schulman

Starring: Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Marcia Gay Harden, Maura Tierney, Christine Baranski

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2004 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations: none  


  • Viewers: to be announced April 2005

  • Average Rating: to be announced April 2005

  • Weighted Rank: to be announced April 2005


When a U.S. president (Gene Hackman) retires to a small town in Maine and is persuaded to run for mayor, a local plumber (Ray Romano) decides to run against him to win back his girl (Maura Tierney).




"Welcome to Mooseport" is a perfectly fine comedy. Ray Romano demonstrates that his brand of comedy can stand up to the rigors of a feature-length film. Gene Hackman is brilliant, as always. And Maura Tierney - nominated for a Best Actress Cosmo two years ago for "Scotland, PA" - is always a delight, as is Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden.

But despite the pedigree of its performers, "Welcome to Mooseport," like last year's "Bruce Almighty," lacks the special oomph needed to stand out in a year that's always filled with clever comedies. It's perfectly amusing and perfectly satisfying...but also perfectly forgettable.

My Rating: 7

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