Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Review: Amazing Grace

Director: Michael Apted

Starring: Ioan Gruffud, Albert Finney, Benedict Cumberbatch

Year: 2006

Genre: Drama

Rated: PG

Length: 117 min.

IMDB Summary: The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Authentic and inspirational, Amazing Grace paints a moving picture of Wilberforce's struggle to outlaw the British slave trade, with its fine acting, soundtrack and sets. Although it took some liberties historically, this film portrays the complex character of Wilberforce by examining his relationships with others, especially with his wife and with William Pitt. Much of the movie takes place in Parliament, as a desperate Wilberforce argues with those in favor of the slave trade. If you enjoy historical dramas, I highly recommend this film.

For Parents:
Some thematic material and mild language

My Rating:
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