John Travolta stars as Jack Stanton, a Clinton-esque, unknown Southern governor whose White House run could be detoured by ethical questions and sexual scandals, in director Mike Nichols and scripter Elaine May's bitingly funny satire, based on the "anonymous" roman a clef novel. Emma Thompson plays the governor's long-suffering wife, and Adrian Lester is an idealistic campaign aide. With Kathy Bates, Billy Bob Thornton and Maura Tierney. 144 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: Spanish; theatrical trailer; biographies.