Just a quick FYI Lincoln is still in theaters and if you have the chance to see it please take it. There’s a reason why this movie received so many Golden Globe nominations! Daniel Day-Lewis won the Golden Globe for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama” for his role as Abraham Lincoln and we’re here to co-sign. Throughout the entire film you feel like you are actually watching Lincoln himself take on the tasks that burdened progress in America.
In 1865, as the American Civil War winds toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. It’s a race against time as Lincoln aims to get the historical amendment passed before the end of the civil war and may have to make the ultimate decision to choose: Peace by ending the war or abolishing slavery.
Other notable figures in this film are Sally Field as Mrs. Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Lincoln, Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens, and Bruce McGill as Edwin Stanton.
We give it a solid 9 out of 10. Daniel Day-Lewis is the perfect Lincoln and the movie unveils other great stories that are overshadowed by the Civil War. If you caught the inauguration yesterday they talked a lot about how President Obama was motivated by the speeches in Lincoln. It just goes to show how true history can forever be implemented with modern-day times 🙂