Monday, November 26, 2012

Movie Critique: Lincoln

Lincoln is a 2012 Steven Speilberg historical drama film based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of Lincoln. The movie covers the final four months of Lincoln's life, focusing on Lincoln's efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution pass the United States House of Representatives.

Concerned that his Emancipation Proclamation may be discarded once the Civil War has ended. Lincoln feels it is imperative to pass the amendment and remove any possibility that slaves who have already been freed may be re-enslaved.

The movie, if it is based on any fact, gives a look at the backroom deals and lobbying that goes on today.

Beyond the story line, Daniel Day-Lewis runs away with the role and the movie. As a history buff, I loved this movie. It helps that I personally believe that Lincoln was one of the country's best presidents.

It was must-see movie for me, I'd recommend it for anyone else as well.

Screened on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at AMC-Great Lakes Crossing, Auburn Hills, MI

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