Movie Review: Lincoln

This was my second viewing of this movie about American history that gives the viewer an insight to a particular time in history that has shaped and molded our country through a troubled time. The Civil war was going on and Lincoln was in the struggle to change the constitution to make all men free.

The events were the last four months of the 16th President’s life, depicted with humor and insight as to how things had happened at this particular time and place. The actors were amazing in their portrayals of real life characters making the movie into a classic. The actors should all win awards beginning with Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens, Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln and David Strathairn as William Seward the Secretary of State. The movie was molded out of the book “Team of Rivals” this was the basis of the movie, written by Doris Kearns Goodwin a noted historian and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

This movie is excellent and should be required viewing for all, from Middle School to Nursing Homes.

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