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"He saw wrong and tried to right it. He saw suffering and tried to heal it. He saw war and tried to stop it."
  • R
  • 2006
  • 2 hr
  • 7.0  (42,689)
  • 54

Bobby is a 2006 film directed and written by Emilio Estevez. The film is a dramatic retelling of the 1968 assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, also known as Bobby Kennedy, during his campaign for the presidency. The story is set at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 4, 1968, the night Kennedy was assassinated. The film weaves together the stories of a variety of hotel guests and workers who were present on that fateful night. Throughout the movie, we see the impact that the assassination has on these characters, as well as the country as a whole.

At the heart of the film is John Casey, the hotel manager played by Anthony Hopkins. Casey and his staff are preparing for a big night at the hotel, as Kennedy is set to appear for a victory speech after winning the California Democratic primary. Casey is a man who takes great pride in his work, and he's determined to make sure everything goes smoothly for the senator's arrival.

Demi Moore plays Virginia Fallon, the hotel's alcoholic nightclub singer who is struggling with her fading career and an unhappy marriage. She's also dealing with the death of her brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and feels a deep connection to Kennedy, who has promised to end the war if he's elected.

Sharon Stone plays Miriam, a socialite who is at the hotel with her husband, an unsuccessful businessman played by William H. Macy. Miriam is having an affair with a man she met at the hotel, and as the night goes on, she begins to question the choices she's made in her life.

Other notable characters include a young campaign worker played by Elijah Wood, who is determined to help Kennedy win the election, and a young couple played by Ashton Kutcher and Lindsay Lohan, who are hoping to get married at the hotel.

Throughout the film, we see these characters interacting with each other and going about their business, unaware of the tragic event that is about to take place. As the night wears on and Kennedy's victory speech draws near, tensions and emotions run high.

When the assassination finally happens, the film pulls no punches in depicting the chaos and confusion that ensues. We see the aftermath through the eyes of the different characters, each of whom is affected in a different way.

Overall, Bobby is a powerful and thought-provoking film that captures the spirit of a turbulent time in American history. It's a moving tribute to a man who inspired hope and optimism, and is a reminder of the impact that one person can have on the world.

Bobby is a 2006 drama with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 54.

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