Prior to watching this DVD, my knowledge of the Kennedy family and the JFK years were scanty, this movie helped to fill in a lot of gaps with its factual and historical accuracy. This forced me to read more on that vital part of history. The Amazon product review has already described the content and synopsis of this DVD, it suffices for me to say that this is a factual and accurate account, and that real life footages were used to good effect. I think Mr. Sheen was a good choice for a young dynamic JFK and John Shea an excellent Robert Kennedy, while Blair Brown was undoubtedly Jackie Kennedy. The rest of the cast E.G. Marshall as Joseph Kennedy, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Rose and Vincent Gardenia as Kennedy's nemesis J. Edgar Hoover did not disappoint.
I was filled with so much sadness at the end of the movie with the events on the 22nd of November 1963. On reflection I wondered if the lessons of history had been learnt; - is the world a safer place, are we more tolerant of one another, where did all the hatred come from, who killed such a young and well meaning president, whose volition to set America and the World on a course that will raise the profile of all humanity was not only clear to see but a beacon of hope for all?. I am glad this DVD exists and would recommend it to all interested in American history or history of the Kennedy family.
The is a two pack DVD set, with special features which include real life footages of prominent events in the JFK era namely:
The inaugural address by JFK - Washington DC Jan 20TH.
One week in October - a 30 minute documentary chronicling the Cuban Missile Crisis
One Day In Berlin- 30 minute documentary featuring JFK'S historic speech at the Berlin wall
The last two days - a 20 minute documentary covering JFK'S last fatal trip to Texas.