‚ÄúNo one is loved as much as you by the people. Don't waste that power.‚Äù ‚ÄìMary Todd Lincoln.
I‚Äôm not sure that that‚Äôs a real quote but it is in the movie Lincoln which makes it credible enough for me to quote it here. This review is all about Lincoln. This is a new release on Redbox and if you‚Äôre a history buff, this is the movie for you.
Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Lincoln who is trying to get slavery abolished and pass the 13th amendment. Lincoln can only do this with the help of his lobbyists.
I wish I could tell you more about this movie but I saw it during Thanksgiving with my family. It was a whole semester ago and I was exhausted from a drive the day before Thanksgiving and then the food coma that came with a Thanksgiving feast. As soon as the movie started I started fighting what I call ‚Äúthe head bobs‚Äù. Shortly thereafter, I passed out.
Here is what I do remember; Day-Lewis was incredible in his role. Tommy Lee Jones was equally good and had some great one-liners. The show was stolen by the three lobbyists.
From what I hear and what the critics say, this was an incredible movie. It‚Äôs funny and pointed considering what‚Äôs going on in our world today. Things were changing in Lincoln‚Äôs day and this movie illustrated what exactly Lincoln went through trying to abolish slavery and end the Civil War. Day-Lewis won Best Actor this year at the Oscars and truly deserved it. He is incredible in the movie and is super funny.
My dad and I quoted the film for the rest of the day and I would re-watch, and by re-watch I mean watch again. If you have some free time this weekend, and you probably will because finals are coming, run out to Redbox and rent Lincoln.