Bobby Kennedy For President (2018)

“If Lincoln didn’t get us there, and Dr. King didn’t get us there, and Bobby Kennedy didn’t get us there, what the hell is left to say, that’s going to have a rude awakening, to make a nation alive, and to greet the better part of itself? But we have to keep trying. And that’s what Bobby Kennedy was really about. He was trying to find a solution.” – Harry Belafonte

Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 May 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the political life of Robert F. Kennedy, who never aspired for greatness, yet greatness still chose him.

My Take on it – As a fan of the history of the US Presidency, I was quite intrigued to see what this movie was all about.

They give the viewer a very comprehensive look at the political life of Bobby Kennedy from his start on his brother’s Congressional campaigns thru his own bid for the White House.

The film is filled with some great interviews with some of the people who were very close with him that are able to articulate and explain everything that he did in order to propose so much change in the country because of his charisma and influence.

The archival footage of so many of the events that happened over the course of this near twenty year window is so fascinating to watch because it is able to enhance the knowledge of who he was and why he always strived for change, especially via others.

When he realized that certain things can only be done directly by him, he switched gears and did all he could to achieve these goals.

Such a fascinating portrait of someone who had so much potential snuffed away in an instant.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – He attended Martin Luther King’s funeral, accompanied by Jacqueline Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. He was described as being the “only white politician to hear only cheers and applause. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)


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