The movie "Bobby"
I've had two loyal readers write in their impressions of the new movie "Bobby" on the life and times of Robert F. Kennedy which opened on Thanksgiving.
Both were complimentary.
Today I saw the movie "Bobby". I recommend it ! it is much better than the 2 stars it got in the reviews. You would enjoy it. RFK was a man who brought people (from all walks of life) together. Maybe you could open up a thread for discussion of this film and the life and times of RFK and inevitable comparisons of Iraq to Vietnam. "Bobby" had an all-star cast and good acting. The downside: it did have some slow parts. I think the film "Thirteen Days" moved at a faster pace than did Bobby. They did a nice job weaving in real film footage. All in all, 3 stars.
Another commenter offered...
Go see Bobby. It wasn't quite what I was expecting, but it was very good none-the-less. I think it will probbalye by up for numerous academy awards and maybe even best picture. Not living through the Vietnam war, I guess I never relized how eerie it is that Iraq seems so much like it. They also draw refrence to some other current events. I didn't think a film written and directed by Emilio Esteves would be good, but it was suprisingly well done.
Sounds like a good movie. Anyone else seen it? What did you think?