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.
During President Lincoln’s tumultuous last months in office, he pursues a course of action to end the Civil War, unite the country and abolish slavery.
This emotionally charged, historically correct movie had me biting my nails and inching closer to the edge of my seat towards the end. It’s history, we all know how it ends but this movie was done in such a way that I got so entangled with this people and felt as if I was there in person witnessing history in the making. We’ve all learned about Lincoln in school but never were we told or let into his process of thinking or his ability to connect on a personal level with just about every person he came into contact with. Lincoln was a dynamic person and he changed so many lives with this forward thinking.
In Lincoln you’ll see how backhanded politics help push to abolishing slavery and bring the Civil War to an end. The game of politics is dirty but necessary. There are plenty of tender moments between Lincoln and his youngest son. Plenty of disagreements between him and his wife. The audience also gets a deeper look into the strained relationship between Abe and his older son, Robert. This movie doesn’t just paint a pretty picture, it tells the real story of our 16th President’s last days. Lincoln is brilliantly done and the supporting cast brings Lincoln’s monumental story to life.
Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it. – Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln will definitely be an Oscar contender. I’m sure Daniel Day-Lewis will be nominated, he deserves it after such a phenomenal portrayal of the 16th President. I would be surprised if he didn’t win.
Take your older children, high school students, and college aged children to see this epic movie. It’s not just for history majors or enthusiasts, I promise.
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