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Bobby (2006)

Bobby

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

November 17, 2006 (NY, LA)

Studio

The Weinstein Co.

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Emilio Estevez

Producer

Emilio Estevez, Edward Bass, Michel Litwak, Holly Wiersma

Screenwriter

Emilio Estevez

Starring

Story


"Bobby," written and directed by Emilio Estevez, revisits the night Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968. With an incredible ensemble cast portraying fictionalized characters from a cross-section of America, the film follows 22 individuals who are all at the hotel for different purposes but share the common thread of anticipating Kennedy's arrival at the primary election night party, which would change their lives forever. This historic night is set against the backdrop of the cultural issues gripping the country at the time, including racism, sexual inequality and class differences.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a schoolboy-earnest exercise in nostalgia and tragedy..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..a work not simply "entertaining," but also engaging the heart and mind..”
by Janos Gereben [Entertainment Insiders]
“..even with low expectations, Bobby disappoints..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]