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John Adams

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Of course I had to watch this.  It's history, innit?  Adams is a fascinating historical character.  I know very little about him aside from what I learned from this movie, but the film seems to be quite historically accurate, with good costuming and special care taken for the script.  It shows that this is based on a David McCullough book.  Adams is shown in all his hardheaded puritanism, including his strained relationship with his family, his political rigidity and his absolute conviction.  

Paul Giamatti turns in a pretty good performance, with a downright excellent performance by Laura Linney.  Not something to rush out and see, but quite good, particularly if you are interested in the era.

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