Sunday, November 26, 2006
The film Bobby is a romantic look at a night that went from jubilant to horrific with a gunshot. The target was Bobby Kennedy, the year 1968. Many side stories show the lives and dreams of people that formed the US in the late 60's. The country was at war in Vietnam, and in a lot of ways, here at home. In this film, the depictions of drug use, celebrity worship, immigration, racism, feminism and war, all give the tone of the times. The celebrity parade is a little distracting, but the performances are outstanding. This is an interesting piece, though the editing could have been tighter, the film was about 15 minutes too long. Another historical depiction where people stayed in their seats during the credits to watch the accompanying photo montage.