Film Review: Bobby

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I would love to sit here and say that I watched Bobby¬†through a conscious decision, some overriding thought to extend the look into mid sixties American politics that was awoken by Selma; but sadly I can’t. If I’m honest, before it brought it up on film, I had totally forgotten that Booby Kennedy while not directly, certainly intertwines with Martin Luther King and the visions for a united, equal and fair United States they both wanted to see.

I had memories of Bobby being an entertaining but very focused and specialised film, put together in a very flaky way and that certainly felt accurate again as I watched it. It’s the story of the infamous turn of events at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles during the 1968 Californian Primary Election and the dramatic conclusion on the night of the election results. Read more