Friday, October 5, 2012


Bobby is a film that takes place on the day Robert Kennedy was assassinated at the hotel where his campaign headquarters were located..  Although, it centers around his campaign and the California primary, it really isn't about him.  The film focuses on numerous characters, each connected and impacted by Kennedy's policies and eventual death.  Something that I really liked about the film was that every time you saw Senator Kennedy's face it was actual footage, the only use of a look-a-like was for scenes showing his back.

The characters in this film range as far as the cast itself.  There is a couple marrying to avoid deployment to Vietnam after being drafted, an alcoholic performer, hotel manager, campaign volunteers and staff, hotel staff, a drug dealer, a Wall Street broker and bus boys.  And each of these varying characters have weight behind their name; Shia Labeouf, Joshua Jackson, Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Lawrence Fishburne, Nick Cannon, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Lindsey Lohan and William H Macy.

When we started the movie, I was under the impression that it was old and didn't have any idea about how extensive the cast is.  It was actually released in 2006.  I ended up really liking the entire thing, and enjoyed seeing the perspectives of all of the characters and their viewpoint during this time in history.

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