“Bobby” refers to Robert Kennedy – and the movie takes place during the last few day of his presidential campaign, up until his murder. Emilio Estevez wrote and directed, and also has a role – a remarkable achievement. The movie is titled Bobby but it’s more about the people of that time period, and how they were affected by this political candidate.
The film takes place at the Ambassador Hotel. William H. Macy plays the hotel manager, and Sharon Stone is his beautician wife. Christian Slater runs the restaurant, Freddy Rodriguez is a bus-boy pulling a double shift. Lindsay Lohan plays a young bride, marrying a school chum to keep him from being sent to Vietnam, Elijah Wood is her grateful groom. Demi Moore is a boozy lounge singer, and Ashton Kutcher is a hippie drug dealer. Somehow all of these lives are tied together, and are affected by the presence of Mr. Kennedy at the hotel on one fateful night.
This is another movie that gets us thinking about our own recent history. Great for teens to see. The performances are strong, the script is good.