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Monday, 14 July 2008

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"I really admire someone who can act one way at one moment and then act completely different in another moment."

Against the wishes of his campaign advisors and many critics, Barack Obama went and saw Eddie Murphy's newest movie, 'Meet Dave' on Monday night.

"I thought it was a really good movie," Obama told reporters. "Probably the best movie I have seen this year."

Although the movie was not very well reviewed and a complete box office flop, Obama decided to give it a chance on a "gut instinct."

"I had high expectations going in, but then again I always have high expectations. Eddie Murphy did not disappoint."

Obama, who was the only person in the theatre for the seven thirty showing on Monday night, admitted he saw the movie because he wanted something "light hearted". "I needed an escape from the racially motivated comedy presented in that New Yorker issue."

Eddie Murphy of course is known for doing movies that are racially diverse and tolerant. "My movies are not targeted for one race," Murphy told reporters. "Movies like 'Norbit' and 'Meet Dave' are for everyone."

When asked what he liked so much about the movie, Obama told reporters that he really enjoyed "Murphy's ability to play two characters at once. I really admire someone who can act one way at one moment and then act completely different in another moment."

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