View Full Version : I loved Bobby!

12-03-2006, 01:34 AM
Anyone else see it? I absolutely adored the movie. I thought it was well written, the concept for its delivery was great, the soundtrack was good, and the acting was wonderful. I just can't say anymore about it.

Anyone else see it?

Also, at the end, what is the speech that is being played in the background by RFK?

12-03-2006, 04:16 AM
I have not seen the film yet, but intend to see it.

I read in a review that everything RFK says in the film is actually his words, and if I am not mistaken, it is all actual recordings of him speaking (no actor).

Glad to hear you liked it - looking forward to seeing it.

12-03-2006, 05:07 PM
yeah, they have an actor play him but you never really see the actor. Just as he's walking buy you see his outline.

They use all kinds of actual footage from the time and day.

I love how the whole movie revolves around 1 day. Pretty exciting.

I guess we are the only ones around here who seem interested.

12-04-2006, 01:00 AM
I guess we are the only ones around here who seem interested.

Maybe everyone thinks it is a film about Whitney Houston's ex-husband.

12-04-2006, 02:10 AM
Has Bobby Kennedy been lifted up to cult status now? This reminds me of those Biblical movies from the 1950s, when you'd never actually see Jesus' face.

12-04-2006, 12:24 PM
I think they didn't show his face because the movie was almost not about him. It was almost about the people that we're immediately affected by his death. But I'm not sure. I don't know why they didn't show his face.

12-04-2006, 02:49 PM
There was no way I wasn't going to see this movie... Up front, I must admit that my first memory is of my mother crying on the day of JFK's assassination, and I can't watch any movie or TV show about the Kennedys without bawling myself. I get misty just thinking about RFK.

That said, I wasn't all that impressed by the writing. The plotting of the various stories worked well enough for me, but on too many occasions the actual lines the characters delivered were so corny or cliche' that I was pushed out of the story and back into a movie theater. I had the same problem with Titanic.

One other minor quibble: I grew up in SoCal and was again reminded that I was watching a movie when they showed the scene with the kitchen crew (BTW, Freddy Rodriguez was great as the busboy) listening to the Dodger game and didn't use Vin Scully as the announcer.

The choice not to show RFK "live" was certainly out of reverence, as well as to maintain the line between the fictional stories and the reality (for those who've not seen it yet, actual footage of Bobby is used throughout the movie, including his final speech at the Ambassador, except for a couple of scenes of his arrival at the hotel and a POV-like sequence as he moves toward the kitchen at the end, where an actor is used in silhouette 1/4 profiles. A pretty effective technique I thought.

And I cried for the last five minutes. The only way Emilio could have made it more devastating for me would have been to use Teddy's eulogy at the end.

12-06-2006, 02:42 PM
any idea what speech was being read at the end? I know it's of Bobby, but I don't know where or when it was recorded.