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Bobby ★★½ 2006 (R)

Writer-director Emilio Estevez uses a star-studded cast to compare turbulent events of the '60s with modern problems, with mixed results. This homage to Robert F. Kennedy uses multiple storylines and characters that revolve around L.A.'s Ambassador Hotel on the day leading up to RFK's assassination. Estevez liberally sprinkles the stories of no less than twenty-two characters surrounding the imminent tragedy, including the hotel beautician (Stone), her cheating husband (Macy) and a couple soon to be married (Lohan, Wood). The characters aren't allowed to achieve much depth, and the performances are hit and miss. The impact of the assassination drives home the trivialities of the characters and reinforces the loss of RFK, who only appears in archival footage. 119m/C DVD . US Anthony Hopkins, Harry Belafonte, William H. Macy, Sharon Stone, Christian Slater, Freddy Rodriguez, Laurence Fishburne, Demi Moore, Martin Sheen, Helen Hunt, Lindsay Lohan, Elijah Wood, Nick Cannon, Heather Graham, Ashton Kutcher, Shia La-Beouf, Brian Geraghty, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz, Emilio Estevez, Mary Elizabeth Win-stead, Jacob Vargas, Joy Bryant, Svetlana Metki-na; D: Emilio Estevez; W: Emilio Estevez; C: Michael Barrett; M: Mark Isham.

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