Friday, November 23, 2012


Traditionally, Sharon gets together with a group of old friends on the Friday night after Thanksgiving. This year, she hosted the group [Laura, Mary, Liz, Sandy and Janie] at our house for a dinner of corn flake chicken.

Getting out of the house, Jack and I had a quick bite of Mexican food and then went to see Lincoln. Directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, the film focuses on the final four months of Lincoln's life, including the passage of the 13th Amendment ending slavery, the surrender of the Confederacy and his assassination.

The film is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of Lincoln: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. I read this book in 2007.

Lincoln stars Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. Tommy Lee Jones, Hal Holbrook and James Spader also have large parts in the film.

Daniel Day-Lewis is very good as Lincoln; there is no question that he will get an academy award nomination for best actor. The film a very compelling portrait of Lincoln and is worth seeing.

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