Bobby – They all had a dream

Bobby - They all had a dream

Bobby – They all had a dream

  Emilio Estevez? Is not that actor from the eighties, who together with Richard Dreyfus in The night has a thousand eyes to see and was in Young Guns as part of the so-called “Brat Pack” occurred? The son of Martin Sheen and brother Charlie Sheen was considered one of the most promising young talents in Hollywood, but in the early nineties, it practically disappeared overnight and, after some notable successes in teen movies such as St. Elmo’s Fire on the screens, thus achieving its ultimate involvement in a film dating back to 1996, where he was seen in Mission: Impossible with a brief cameo at. More surprising that after ten years’ break Estevez now succeeded in becoming a very ambitious material about the fate of the year 1968, which in a single day, the 4th June of that year and in one place no less than a reflection of American society creates. One of the party is an actor squad, which is impressive and populate gathered enough stars to two, three or four movies too. In addition, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Fishburne, Emilio Estevez himself and Harry Belafonte are such famous names as Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Lindsay Lohan, Demi Moore, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone and Elijah Wood among the participants. It seems almost as if Hollywood had literally been waiting for such a movie to show the flag, because it is hard to miss that Estevez with Bobby – you all had a dream alludes / Bobby also on the political situation of the United States today. This year, that is – so you could rewrite the basic thesis of the film – America finally lost his utopia.

We write the 4th June of 1968. At the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, there is nervous tension: Today decides which of the two Democratic presidential candidates in the primaries, the so-called “primaries” will make the race. And there is much to suggest that Robert F. Kennedy, younger brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, will be the lucky winner and thus the evening to officially launch as the Democratic candidate in the presidential race. Against this background of tremendous historical Estevez now ensues a nested Episode piece with various plot lines, which touches nearly every facet of those turbulent times: it is both to the Vietnam war and the struggle of the civil rights movement for equal rights for African Americans, a turbulent period in which the country on the brink of a split is. Robert F. Kennedy is – as the film suggests – the only person who can prevent a drifting apart of the company or a unifying figure, which is in a position to reconcile the various camps together.

The hopes for which the smart and clever rhetorical Senators stood with the big names, they are found in almost every scene and episode of the movie again, especially to an authentic television images and excerpts from speeches of hope appear to support the politicians everywhere. Sometimes the message appears that everything had with Robert F. Kennedy may turn out well, some very penetrating, but it’s hard to resist the charisma of the presidential candidates. And so you’re ready to actually believe that on that fateful night, when once again the death of a hope of America by gunshots, the face of the great nation has changed once and for all. An interesting history lesson with some reservations with a good idea for the big throw it but not enough. More stars for the price of a cinema ticket, but currently there is hardly anywhere else.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: Bobby – They all had a dream Original Title: Bobby Country of production: USA Year of production: 2006 Length: 117 (Min) of material: Kinowelt

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