Carol’s Movies 11/15/17

LBJ 2016 – The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

Director: Rob Reiner

Writer: Joey Hartstone (screenplay)

Carol Marshall

Carol Says – LBJ
Woody Harrelson did a very good job. The movie was not what I expected. I expected it to be about during his Presidency. The movie actually is before the Presidential race , when he is Vice President, and just a short time of his Presidency.

I felt I knew more about his politics and the person after seeing this movie. However, the movie is not much about his Presidency. It’s whether he’s going to run for president, when he’s vice president, and a lot about President Kennedy’s assassination.

The movie goes back and forth in time and I don’t think it flows well. Well the movie is 1 1/2 hours long, it felt more like 2 or 2 1/2 hours. They didn’t really mention the Vietnam war. At the end of the movie they mention the Vietnam war, and some of his accomplishments during his Presidency .

Either HBO or CNN or some station did a movie documentary on LBJ in the past year about his term as President and it was very good. The good thing about this movie, LBJ, was his passion about politics and his thinking on various political venues.