Movie Review: BobbyMay 14, 2007
The first thing you notice about ‘Bobby’ is the incredible cast listing. Rarely do you see a film (that’s not named Ocean’s 11) with a cast as good as this one. Here are just some of the stars who have roles in the film…
Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Fishburne, Ashton Kutcher, Wlliam H. Macy, Lindsey Lohan, Helen Hunt, Shia LaBeouf, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, Freddy Rodriguez, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood, Nick Cannon, Heather Graham, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz (from TV’s Numb3rs), Harry Belafonte and Joy Bryant.
Impressive doesn’t even begin to describe that listing.
‘Bobby’ is an ensemble cast film that follows the lives of several people on June 6th, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel; the day Robert F. Kennedy was shot. The film didn’t just rely on it’s incredible cast to carry the film. The script was excellent, and I am beyond impressed with Emilio Estevez, who wrote and directed the film. Pretty incredible job for the former ‘Gordon Bombay’ of Might Duck fame.
It reminded me somewhat of “United 93”. The story is obviously not as intense, but the film had the same feel and atmosphere to it. This is a very good thing.
I had heard both good and bad about the movie going in, and I came out extremely impressed with what I had just watched. It passed my expectations by a long shot.
I would definitely recommend this film to anyone, whether you’re familiar with the Kennedy assassination or not. It’s one of the best dramas of 2006.
My Rating: 9/10