Did you see Lincoln? How did you like it?
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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:34:09 PM
If you saw it, what did you think?


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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:39:30 PM
I haven't seen it yet, but I really want to on the next date night with my dh (if we can find the time)! I'd like to see what everyone thought about it as well.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:39:50 PM
I just got home from it, and I thought it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. Daniel Day-Lewis was just brilliant.

Unfortunately, I'm feeling rather morose about the ending.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:52:07 PM
Threadjack!

I have a 10-year-old who is obsessed with presidents. She knows about slavery and the Civil War. She is not very sensitive to cursing or suggested sexual situations. She is probably sensitive to violence. She saw Hunger Games and was OK with that. Can she see this? She wants to.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:52:46 PM
DH and I saw it last night and I'll echo everything Mochi said. Daniel Day Lewis is amazing. I have to admit I had hoped the movie ended when the war did. My husband has the Doris Kearns Goodwin book it is based on but never finished. He ordered it on his kindle today ( he has easier time reading on there). I think everyone should see it, especially school children!

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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:54:49 PM
Our theater isn't going to show it. They never show anything 'controversial' which I didn't think this movie is, but the owner thinks it is.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:57:49 PM
It was an excellent movie and I can see it sweeping the Oscars.

There were no sexual situations or innuendos but there was some swearing, including one F-bomb.



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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:02:12 PM
Ours isn't showing it yet either but it has nothing to do with it being controversial at all. They said it opened in limited theaters and our town is too small to be considered.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:12:08 PM
We really liked it. Love Daniel Day-Lewis.


I have a 10-year-old who is obsessed with presidents. She knows about slavery and the Civil War. She is not very sensitive to cursing or suggested sexual situations. She is probably sensitive to violence. She saw Hunger Games and was OK with that. Can she see this? She wants to.


There were scenes showing Lincoln riding through the battlefield littered with lots of dead soldiers; battle scenes; and one scene showing body parts (partial limbs) in a pile.






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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:21:47 PM
It was wonderful. I'll be shocked if Daniel Day Lewis doesn't get an Oscar. We took our 12-year-old and she was enthralled, even though she isn't that into history.



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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:23:38 PM

They never show anything 'controversial' which I didn't think this movie is, but the owner thinks it is.


That is scandalous and shameful. What's controversial about it - abolition? Wow.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:32:26 PM
We saw it this morning with our just turned 11 yr old. He said there were a few parts he was not quite understanding but overall like the movie alot.

Both DH & I thought it was fantastic. He read Team of Rivals last year so was very excited to see the movie. I will admit to tears flowing at several parts including the end, Daniel Day Lewis was brilliant as always!


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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:35:06 PM
What my husband thought was odd...he was in Gettysburg this weekend and he and his group of guys tried to see the movie in a town nearby. They told them there that they had no plans to get the movie at that theater.



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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:40:55 PM
After reading the book it was based on and knowing the high quality that Steven Spielberg puts into everything I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I imagine it's going to be alot like Schindler's List and be a true and fairly accurate account of a very important part of history.

That being the case I wouldn't hesitate to take any kid from 5th grade or so on up.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 9:02:04 PM

What my husband thought was odd...he was in Gettysburg this weekend and he and his group of guys tried to see the movie in a town nearby. They told them there that they had no plans to get the movie at that theater.






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Posted: 11/18/2012 9:17:34 PM
Saw it today with my 13 yo and 16 yo. We all liked it. The 13 yo didn't understand some parts of it, but both liked it. Although, admittedly, both are history buffs.

I loved it!! Daniel Day Lewis was brilliant, absolutely brilliant.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 9:26:10 PM
It was phenomenal. I wanted to clap at the end. Very inspirational and informational. Just a great movie all around.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 9:52:40 PM
I so want to see this.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:12:03 PM
My 8 year old daughter has a major fascination with Lincoln and reads about him all the time. She wants to see it So bad so I will def keep checking back. We may just buy it once it comes out that way we can fast forward if we need too.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:24:05 PM

What my husband thought was odd...he was in Gettysburg this weekend and he and his group of guys tried to see the movie in a town nearby. They told them there that they had no plans to get the movie at that theater.



That is really odd.

Steven Spielberg will be at the Dedication Day ceremony at Soldiers' National Cemetary in Gettysburg tomorrow.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:34:31 PM
I really want to see this movie. I didn't realize it wasn't showing everywhere. I guess I will have to check. As I was reading this thread I was thinking surely it would be showing near us in Springfield Illinois but then I saw that it isn't in Gettysburg, so maybe not!


ETA- just checked and it is showing here



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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:43:34 PM
DH and I saw it with another couple last night. We all loved it. I would probably let my 11 year old see it. There was some bad language and (obviously) some violence , but it was very educational.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:20:16 PM
I saw this movie Friday night and both my boyfriend and I thought it was boring and long. The costumes, sets, and photography are beautifully done, but the dialogue got tedious and it was often difficult to remember who was who.

I would not see this movie again.

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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:47:51 PM
We saw it last night, it was amazing. Daniel Day Lewis was brilliant and it was so good to see an older actress like Sally Field who's face isn't frozen from terrible plastic surgery.

My DH is a history buff, and he said on FB it was the best movie he has ever seen, EVER!


Our theater isn't going to show it. They never show anything 'controversial' which I didn't think this movie is, but the owner thinks it is.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:52:41 PM
We saw it and everyone in our family loved it. Daniel Day Lewis was amazing.



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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:55:27 PM
I haven't seen it yet, but I'm glad the reviews were good. I think Daniel Day Lewis is one of the best actors of all time.

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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:58:33 PM
Thanks for the reviews so far.
We will definitely see it soon!

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Posted: 11/25/2012 9:03:51 PM
Dd (23) and I saw it last night - we both loved it. It is beautifully done, and very, very moving.

The only thing that I would caution parents about is a scene in which Lincoln visits a battlefield - it is covered with dead bodies and is disturbing (as it should be). Also a scene in which amputated limbs are being disposed of at a hospital.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 9:23:01 PM

I thought it was boring and long. The costumes, sets, and photography are beautifully done, but the dialogue got tedious and it was often difficult to remember who was who.


This is what I've heard.

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Posted: 11/25/2012 9:41:43 PM

I thought it was boring and long. The costumes, sets, and photography are beautifully done, but the dialogue got tedious and it was often difficult to remember who was who.


This is what I've heard.



It was long and if you are the type that gets bored with a movie that is mostly dialogue then you might want to skip it. I can appreciate the movie because of how well it was done and how great the actors were but it did feel a little long. I did enjoy the history part of it, that was pretty interesting but they spent the whole movie talking about the 13th Amendment and its connection with the war but the end where Lincoln was shot felt sorta rushed. I guess at that point I was hoping for a little excitement LOL



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Posted: 11/25/2012 9:46:29 PM
I really loved it. I took my 16 y/o ds and 13 y/o dd and he really enjoyed it as well. DD said she did get lost a bit with the language, but I think it made an impact on her as well.

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Posted: 11/25/2012 9:54:22 PM
I saw it Wednesday night with DH and my 13 year old son. DH is obsessed with Lincoln. He'd probably marry him if he could so he has been chomping at the bit to see this since it was announced. DS is a history buff like his dad so we brought him along.

I thought it was amazing. Lewis was brilliant. It was so refreshing to actually go see something at the theater that was worth the money for the ticket! We will definitely be adding this to our dvd collection.

I have read Doris Kearns Goodwin's 'Team of Rivals' several times and it is such a great book. I love the style in which it is written-it is a definite page turner instead of a dry old history book.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 9:55:05 PM
I can't wait to see it with DH next week! I will admit I'm still disappointed Liam Neeson had to give up the lead to do Taken 2, but DDL will do for a second choice.



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Posted: 11/25/2012 9:59:44 PM
We saw it this week and it was fantastic. It was very character heavy and I wished that I had known more about some of the various Congressmen, etc. because I know there were subtle things that I missed. This was the type of movie that I will watch again at home when it is released and stop repeatedly to look up facts and history for a better understanding of all of the dialogue and characters.

I thought that DDL did an amazing job and even the way he walked was so haunting.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 10:07:01 PM
The entire audience at our theater clapped and cheered at the end, I loved that!

The hallway scene near the end was simply stunning.



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Posted: 11/25/2012 10:13:54 PM

The hallway scene near the end was simply stunning.


Wasn't it haunting?

I grew up in Illinois and I think that we were exposed to much, much more Lincoln history than kids in other states. I visited the Lincoln memorial, home, and New Salem almost every year. Heck, I even named my dog Lincoln (the black lab in my signature). But I have to tell you that there has been little more moving to me than visiting Ford Theater and the doctor's home across the street in Washington, DC (along with the museum in the basement). No matter how many times we go to DC, it will always be on my list of things to visit.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 10:17:17 PM

I saw this movie Friday night and both my boyfriend and I thought it was boring and long. The costumes, sets, and photography are beautifully done, but the dialogue got tedious and it was often difficult to remember who was who.



I agree. The best parts were kind of throw-away ones, like the younger son riding through the White House in a goat-drawn cart. I generally don't like Daniel Day-Lewis, but he did okay here. There were too many shots that just seemed like tableaus rather than actual scenes. In more than one, Lincoln is telling a story and everyone is looking at him like he's Jesus in DaVinci's painting of the Last Supper. I did like one part of a scene when someone says "He's telling another story" and just walks away.

In many ways, it seemed like a really old historical movie rather than anything modern. I don't think it was Speilberg at his best and I don't think it added anything to the Lincoln story.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 10:38:28 PM
Ds (30) and his gf went and saw this and said it was one of the best movies they've seen in a long time.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 10:55:03 PM

I don't think it added anything to the Lincoln story.


I loved the movie. So much that it's my new all-time favorite. My husband was shocked that I said that, but I feel strongly that way. But I'm obsessed with Lincoln. My birthday present a couple of years ago was a weekend trip to D.C. to see some special Lincoln exhibits at the Smithsonian -- an exhibit on Lincoln's inauguration festivities, the menus they served. We got to see the stovepipe hat he was wearing when he was shot. I CRIED.

I totally think that the film, and DDL's portrayal of Lincoln, adds a lot to the Lincoln story. For one, his voice. I've read a lot of books about Lincoln, and one of the things that historians talk about it is how, over the years, people's impersonations of Lincoln have given him a deeper voice, more suited to his speeches. More "oratorical." In reality, his voice was thin, reedy, kind of high. Some of the message boards I've read about people's impressions of the movie (on Slate.com and other sites) ... a lot of the people don't get that about DDL's voice. They want to know why DDL sounds the way he does.

I also love that it shows him 1) snuggling with his younger son 2) fighting with Robert 3) alternately shoring up Mary Todd and then telling her she has to be stronger and not give in to the temptation to freak out over every little disappointment. It humanizes him. It's much more multidimensional that some hero guy with a crazy wife. Also, his CONSTANT story-telling. It WAS a source of irritation to many of the men who worked with him. (The guy in the scene who walked away and says, "I can't take it anymore -- he's telling another story!" is Edwin Stanton, the Secretary of War. He had fought for the Republican nomination to the presidency, against Lincoln. He's one of the "rivals" in the "team of rivals" that Lincoln assembled for his Cabinet. That little scene was awesome, because Stanton, at that point, had every reason to be nervous, since the battle was one that could end the war.)

If Tony Kushner doesn't win for Best Adapted Screenplay, I'll be PISSED.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 11:16:38 PM
My sons and I thought it was brilliant.

I went in to it not knowing what it was going to be about. By that I mean I didn't know if it was a straight up biography of his life, or what. I loved that it was just covering a short period of time, and that it was about the wheeling and dealing behind abolition, rather than a full life story. It really gave us a lot to think about. I always tend to see political figures back then through rose colored glasses, thinking they were all noble and did everything for the right reasons. This set me straight.

If you want to see a movie for action scenes and do not like actually listening to and digesting dialogue, than it is not for you.

The only part I can think of that might be controversial to some folks is near the end when the congressman takes the proclamation home to read to his housekeeper. I personally thought it was very touching.

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Posted: 11/25/2012 11:47:15 PM
There were many things that made an impression, but I loved the dialogue. Toward the end when it is commented how much Lincoln had physically aged. He responded "the weariness is embedded in my bones .". seriously, it's almost poetic when he spoke.
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Posted: 11/26/2012 12:46:12 AM
DH and I saw it Friday - it is a great movie. DDL was perfect as Lincoln! I loved the stories Lincoln told, never knew he did that. Actually learned a lot with the movie. Highly recommend it.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 1:02:57 AM
I thought it was amazing.

My husband briefly fell asleep. He said he expected more action.

My 12 year old daughter wants to see it but I do not plan on taking her. There were 2-3 scenes I felt were very graphic for her to see.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 1:58:57 AM
I agree with Yubon; it will sweep the Oscars.

It was the best movie I've ever seen. I felt like I was there, watching everything as it happened. I got chills and cried several times; particularly at the passage of the 13th amendment.

I'm amazed that anyone could find this movie boring.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 4:07:01 AM
Stinky, iirc, Neeson had to give up the role when his schedule changed after Natasha passed. Either way, you'll notice he's not been doing anything "deep" since.

As I said when we left the theater, when DDL is your back-up actor, you're doing ok.

I wouldn't take young kids not just for the violence, but because the film assumes a lot of background knowledge. Not a word is spoken in one critical scene. If you don't already know what happened at Appomatox Courthouse, the movie isn't going to tell you. The rest has a lot you had to take in from quick dialogue. I told dds they could watch on DVR when we can stop and explain as needed.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 4:11:59 AM
But Henny, he wasn't just telling a story. That was one of the parts of the film I enjoyed most. We always read that Lincoln used stories to great effect in meetings - to distract, to persuade, to undermine - but getting to see it happen was amazing.

I guess if you hadn't read that they were focusing on the 13th, you might be looking for more of a war movie - is that the action element folks are missing? I'm not sure where else that disconnect would come from. Fortunately, Skyfall is also showing so we can have both.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 6:25:21 AM
While we were in Richmond last December to attend our son's graduation from VCU, they were filming the movie at locations all around the city. Some of my son's college friends were extras in the film. We teased DS that he couldn't be an extra because he can't grow a beard! LOL! I can't wait to see the movie. I'm a history geek, and I'm especially fascinated with U.S history up to and including the Civil War.


My birthday present a couple of years ago was a weekend trip to D.C. to see some special Lincoln exhibits at the Smithsonian -- an exhibit on Lincoln's inauguration festivities, the menus they served. We got to see the stovepipe hat he was wearing when he was shot. I CRIED.



We made sure to get to the Smithsonian to see the Lincoln exhibit too. LOVED it! I was surprised at how emotional it was for me.


I just love comments like this:


Do you live in the South?


Because everyone who lives in the South is a bigot and an ignorant hick, right? Those types of people don't exist anywhere else, right?



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Posted: 11/26/2012 6:54:31 AM
LOVED IT!!!!!!

Daniel Day Lewis will get the Oscar or the Academy needs their heads examined.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:15:28 AM
We went on Thanksgiving afternoon. My dh and I took our married daughter and her dh, 16 year old son and niece and nephew both 17. Everyone in our group loved it! The theater was packed and the audience clapped at the end of the movie. I wouldn't hesitate to take a 10 or 11 year old. In fact we had split up and some in our family had taken younger kids to Wreck It Ralph, but I told them they probably could have all seen Lincoln.


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