Sunday, January 13, 2013
Movie Review --- Lincoln
The acting by this talented cast was superb...Daniel Day Lewis played a flawless Lincoln, at least the Lincoln I think he was. Very tall, awkward in his gait and old-age riddled, wearing blankets around his aging shoulders to stay warm, trying to be a good father despite his responsibilities to the country, dealing with a wife who has been driven insane by the death of her son. Sally Fields really rips into playing an overweight, insane, argumentative Mary Todd Lincoln - great job. I read somewhere that she deliberately put on 25 pounds to play this part authentically.
As I watched, I was thinking that Spielberg has made a movie here that should be shown in High Schools across this country for years, but probably won't. Liberal teachers won't want to be reminding young people that it was Republicans who worked so hard to free slaves, and Democrats who didn't want it. I'm sure historians will find some minor points in the movie to nit-pick and argue about, but that's not one of them.
4 Stars. GO SEE IT!