8 (2012)

“Who knew we were gonna go through an actual trial, Elliott. And who knows what we’re gonna have to do today because personally, I have never sued Arnold Schwarzenegger before.” – Sandy Stier

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Apr 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Teleplay of the court case dealing with whether California’s Proposition 8 to ban Same Sex Marriage was constitutional or not.

My Take on it – Amazing teleplay that is able to give us so much insight into this groundbreaking court case.

The fact that Director Rob Reiner was able to get together such a powerful cast for one show.

George Clooney, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, John C. Reilly, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Christine Lahti, Jane Lynch, George Takei, James Pickens Jr., Yeardley Smith and Martin Sheen are all spectacular in these roles.

They are all able to get the impactfulness of this story to such a high level especially given both the dramatic and humorous moments of the script.

This is based almost word for word from the transcripts of the trial which says so much about the way that the Justice System is run; both in good and bad ways.

The choice to film this as a stage play instead of making it more cinematic actually works really well within the context of this story and I’m glad that they decided to do it this way.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Director Rob Reiner was supposed to portray David Blankenhorn (and was credited as so), but in a last minute change, Brad Pitt took over John C. Reilly’s character and John took Rob’s. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)


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