Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
June Diane Raphael
The recent cinematic racial history lesson from a few weeks ago starring Oscar winner Sam Rockwell & Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson. In the early 70's, a school fire forces a Southern community to consider integration so a committee is formed headed by a Grand Wizard of the Klan & a politically minded black woman to argue the pros & cons of this proposal. That we have the traditional battle between people from different corners of an issue only to come together at the end may be an old construct even in Homer's time but when done well, it works which this film does so w/o any extremes pushed one way or the other. The performances ultimately hold this sermon together w/strong support from Anne Heche, Bruce McGill & Wes Bentley but just covering an important moment in history does not make an important movie.
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