Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln

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Lincoln submerges you into an era of extreme controversy as Newly reelected President Abraham Lincoln takes on getting one of the biggest Amendments to the constitution in all of history. Not just wanting end the civil war but to abolish slavery as well. We get a look into the tempers that flare between House Republicans and Democrats.

Daniel Day Lewis embodies his character as Lincoln like I’ve never seen any actor accomplish before. Telling his stories and even recreating his walk. The emotion of his life shines through his performance. They touch on the lose of his son (William) as well as his oldest son (Robert) joining the military during the civil war against his wishes.

My favorite aspect of the film is the light they shine on the corruption in the government and the bribes it took to get the 13th Amendment passed. They poke fun at politicians in a great way. Steven Spielberg has another masterpiece under his belt.

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.

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, releases in U.S. theaters exclusive on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012.

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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