Bobby

A Movie ReelBobby: 6 out of 10.

This is far from a bomb from writer and director Emilio Estevez, but I found myself playing "name that actor" for most of the film. There are so many known actors and actresses in "Bobby" you can spend a third of the film identifying the famous faces.

I had two issues with "Bobby". First of all, for a movie taking place in 1968 we're hit with a great deal of below average tunage. I may not have been around in 1968, but I'm familiar with the sensational songs that came out that year. The "Bobby" soundtrack should have been stronger. The best track was "Hurdy Gurdy Man" by Donovan, which should tell you something. Oh yeah, "The Sound of Silence" was in there, but I stand by my point. They cheaped out on tunes.

My other issue was with the silly subplot in which Ashton Kutcher got a couple of young campaigners high. It was embarrassing. Really, see this film for these ridiculous moments alone and the cringe induction will be well worth it.

Not bad Emilio, but it's no Young Guns.


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