Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, "Bobby" is impressive in many aspects. The first one is the excellent screenplay, showing the lives of more than twenty characters in an objective way in less than two hours, recalling the style of Robert Altman inclusive the camera work. The story is directed and related to the North America history and culture, but is very well developed in a perfect language. The stars are certainly the second point that calls attention. There are very few movies with the participation of such number of great actors and actresses, and most of them in lead roles, split very fairly. The music score, with classics from the 60's, is the third point that deserves to be highlighted.Although I do fear that this movie may not hit home for some people, it is definitely going to leave a lasting impression on the majority who see it. It's a movie that presents a magnificent cast, superb directing, and flawless scriptwriting.
In Minnesota, A car salesman hires two thugs to kidnap his wife so that his father-in-law can pay off the ransom and then he can collect a portion of the money to pay off his debts. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned and people begin getting killed in horrible and unusual ways. A gory, intense, extreme, funny, and original thriller of a film. Francis McDormand, William H. Macy, and Steve Buscemi are all top-notch in this flawless saga of quirky characters, bland atmosphere, and spraying blood. An American classic. This is the Coen brothers at their best! Rated R: Contains strong bloody violence and gore, strong language, and some sex.
Great Work From the Coens
Reviewed by brendoman for Fargo at 2008-08-28 18:32:20
When I really sit down and think about it, this is probably my favorite from the Coens and probably my favorite black comedy. So many great performances. Minnesota and North Dakota are characters themselves. Beautifully shot, great music really sets the tone.
More about the times than the man
Reviewed by KHL for Bobby at 2008-03-10 16:18:13
I didn't know what to expect from this star-studded picture, but if you're looking for a biopic of RFK, this is not it. But the intertwined stories of various characters on the fateful day work nicely to provide a compelling background story that is emotionally moving. The use of historical footage is well done and doesn't detract or stand out too unusually. I couldn't keep dry eyes at the end and of note in the extras is a panel interview with various people who were at the hotel at that time.