The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same.
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I enjoyed this. The ensemble cast worked well, especially that scene with Larry Fishburne and Freddy Rodriguez. Although I wasn't totally satisfied with it. The various stories between the characters really didn't feel and mean like much, it was difficult to empathize with them, even a little bit. Ashton Kutcher can jog on but otherwise, yeah, a solid 3 star.
I liked the mix of narrative with archival footage. It pains me to think of how much better the world could have been had JFK, MLK, Bobby Kennedy and others not been assassinated and it would be easy to be angry however as Robert Kennedy would say it is anger and hate for others that causes violence.
After feeling entertained but fairly disengaged throughout the film, the ending had emotional impact that took me by surprise. I hadn't even realised how much I'd invested in some of the characters. The archival footage woven into the film worked very well, particularly as the various narratives played out under the closing speech. I'm wondering if perhaps this gave it more impact than the film as a whole had earned.
I like the part which the real video clips represented the character Bobby, the senator. It avoids nostalgia expression and making history replays itself again. Though few detail stories of different characters seems too much and pointless.