Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
A few times a year there is one movie that you see that inspires you. That gives you hope. Hope that we as a people have overcome just so much through the years and even though right now things may look bleak we WILL overcome any obstacles in our way. That film is Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.
The first 20 minutes gives you background. You see the bloodiness of the civil war. How we are fighting brother against brother. Then the film build builds. Throughout the film there are many noticeable stand out roles. Sally Field as Lincoln’s wife Mary, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Lincoln, Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens, James Spader as W.N. Bilbo, and the man himself…Daniel Day Lewis ans Abraham Lincoln. Everyone gave great performances and I’m betting Lincoln will be sweeping through Awards Season with quite a few big wins.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy on the fact that it wasn’t Lincoln’s whole life, but I loved how they gave so much detail to those last few months. You see the turmoil he’s in. How deeply he and others feel about abolishing slavery and it’s hard to think that wasn’t not too long ago. The film is very accurate and while I don’t recommend young children to see this i do think middle school aged would be perfect for this. Gabriel is 11 and he’s been begging to go. So go out and make sure you see this one on the big screen.
***Disclosure: I attended #DisneyMoviesEvent . My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney. All opinions are 100% mine. Pictures above provided by Disney***