John & Abigail Adams (2006)

“The 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence dawned warm and dry up and down the Eastern seaboard. What happened that day seemed more like poetry than history.” – Narrator

Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Mar 2022)

Brief Synopsis – Biography about the life and love of John and Abigail Adams, the 2nd President and First Lady of the United States.

My Take on it – Great look at the life of these two historic figures that works so well because of the way they present things here.

The use of actors to portray some of the events of the story whelps to visualize the various things that they experienced over their lives.

The film pays special attention to the memoirs of both of them which shows not only their convictions to their new nation, but their enduring love for one another throughout their married life.

They were true partners in everything in their personal and political lives and that is accentuated here throughout the film.

The film also discusses the various political battles that Adams endured especially given the fact that his politics were very different from some other more flamboyant politicians at the same time.

His rivalries and friendships are discussed, most notably with Thomas Jefferson who succeeded him as President after a long and drawn out political battle.

The two men’s lives were forever connected and the end of both of their lives has so much significance and this film also discusses that fateful and historic day in detail.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Linda Emond previously played Abigail Adams in the 1997 Broadway revival of “1776.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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