quote:Originally posted by Juicy:quote:Originally posted by wine+art:quote:Originally posted by Juicy:
What did you think?
Really enjoyed it. Lots of great characters and what a time in history to be a "fly on the wall" from the Eisenhower to the Reagan Administrations. Difficult to cram three decades plus of history, the Civil Rights movement, interactions with various Presidents, and personal history into a two hour film. There are already some complaints of re-writing history if it is based on the life of Eugene Allen. Lots going on if you are a history buff.
Saw this tonight. Great acting by Forrest Whitaker--a sure Oscar nomineee, and probably a winner with this. A good story. I lived through all these decades and it was pretty emotional to watch, actually, as I knew some freedom riders and some guys who got killed in Vietnam.
The one criticism I have is that the guy who played Eisenhower didn't look like Eisenhower; the guy who played Nixon looked nothing like Nixon; the guy who played LBJ and the guy who played Kennedy looked very little like their characters. The guy who played Reagan looked a teeny bit like Reagan. I mean, this is Hollywood. Saturday Night Live characters look more real.