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Bobby

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Time Out says

Estevez doesn’t leap to mind when imagining a promising chronicler of America’s past, and on the evidence of ‘Bobby’, never was an instinct more true. It’s one of those films that sounds exciting on paper: 24 hours in the life of Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel, leading up to the death of Senator Robert Kennedy who was shot in the hotel’s kitchen on June 6 1968. It was a time of war, dissent, dashed ideals; go figure the easy parallels. Estevez cuts real footage of Kennedy into a drama that focuses on the supporting cast: the doorman, the hotel beautician, the Mexican cooks. His attempt to shoehorn what he sees as the grand themes of the period into a choppy, unsubtle and insubstantial script is embarrassing, and never more so than when he tries to recreate the experience of an LSD trip. A cameoing celeb cast (Ashton Kutcher, Lindsey Lohan, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, Anthony Hopkins) negates the project further, pushing it into showbiz grandstanding territory and making it a film of disjointed sketches.
Written by Dave Calhoun

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 26 January 2007
  • Duration:116 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Emilio Estevez
  • Screenwriter:Emilio Estevez
  • Cast:
    • Anthony Hopkins
    • Demi Moore
    • Sharon Stone
    • Elijah Wood
    • Lindsay Lohan
    • Emilio Estevez
    • Harry Belafonte
    • Joy Bryant
    • Nick Cannon
    • Laurence Fishburne
    • Brian Geraghty
    • Heather Graham
    • Helen Hunt
    • Joshua Jackson
    • David Krumholtz
    • Ashton Kutcher
    • Shia LaBeouf
    • William H Macy
    • Svetlana Metkina
    • Freddy Rodriguez
    • Martin Sheen
    • Christian Slater
    • Jacob Vargas
    • Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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