A current movie, for a change

I may exercise to the oldies, but once a week we watch a reasonably-current movie–and once in a while we run across a pleasant surprise.

If you haven’t seen Bobby, I strongly recommend it. It came out in 2006 (hey, I never said we were up to date). We were surprised by how the good the movie was–and how good at least the first featurette was (we haven’t watched the second yet).

The whole film is set in one day, in one hotel–June 5, 1968, the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

It’s about some of the people there that day…and leads up to a historic event.

Emilio Estevez (Martin Sheen’s son who kept the Estevez name) wrote and directed and is one of a stellar cast in the movie–e.g., Harry Belafonte, Laurence Fishburne, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf, William H. Macy, Lindsay Lohan, Demi Moore, Christian Slater, Freddy Rodriguez, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood…oh, yes, and Martin Sheen. Pretty much all of them do first-rate jobs even in smaller roles.

We like light entertainment, animated movies, romantic comedies–and this movie is far from any of those. We enjoyed it thoroughly, even in the hard-to-watch minutes near the end. You might too.

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