My First Movie Review: “LINCOLN” Deserves an A+

I’ve not been inside a movie theatre for more than a decade.  Between being hard of hearing and my macular degeneration, not to mention there not being any subject matter I found compelling, I’ve been limited to television and books on tape.

When I heard Bob and Lisa talking about “Lincoln,” a new movie they’d just seen, I felt like there was something on the big screen I finally wanted to see.

I wasn’t even sure I’d be able to hear or see inside the theatre, so Lisa and I stopped by Muvico Theatres in Thousand Oaks, California, on Saturday afternoon.  We asked an employee if we could sit inside a theatre where a movie had already started.  I didn’t want to buy a ticket before I knew I’d be able to see or hear the show.

The theatre employee was a delight to deal with and extremely accomodating.  Not only did Lisa and I get to sit inside a theatre, but I was given a set of earphones that amplified the sound.  I could hear the movie without the use of my hearing aids!  A new and satisfying experience!

Late this afternoon Lisa and I went to see “Lincoln.”  All I can say is it’s a magnificent film that deals with an important part of our country’s history.  Daniel-Day Lewis and Sally Field are phenomenal in their roles as Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Sally.  The passage of our 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, was a victory for humanity.  I only wish politicians today had a fraction of the courage and moral fortitude President Lincoln possessed.

I encourage everyone to see this movie, young and old and in-between.  It’s definitely worth it!

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