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We Took Our Children To See Spielberg's Lincoln

Rob and I took our girls, 14 & 11, to see Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" last night.  Since Katie and Lily aren't History buffs we told them we were going to a movie, we just didn't tell them which one.  Let's just say they weren't very pleased when they heard Rob say, "4 tickets for Lincoln, please?"

I had heard that this movie was not only important to see but important to share with children who are old enough to understand current issues happening in our world.  Some scenes were visually too real for young eyes however, the film was amazing.

A favorite part for me was Katie's reaction to a Congressman asking his constituents if they were ready for freed slaves to vote.  Those that weren't for the amendment booed and yelled.  Then he asked more incredulously if they were ready for women to have the right to vote.  Those that agreed with this man booed and yelled even louder.  Even Louder.  Katie yelled to the screen "Oh, COME ON!!!"

There's a lot to process with this movie, and I'm glad that our girls saw it.  They need to understand that our current situation was won by a hard battle and to not take things for granted.  They think that all of this happened, and was resolved, a lo-o-o-ong time ago.  But truthfully, it's still going on.

This film is amazing.  Go see it.

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5 comments:

  1. Amazing movie; so important for this generation to understand that while we've certainly come a long way...we still have so much further to go!


    Great post!

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    1. Thank you Sarah. You are so right, so much further to go!

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  2. I had not considered taking my 11 year old to see it, but it's a great idea! Thanks!

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  3. I had not considered taking my 11 year old to see it, but it's a great idea! Thanks!

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    1. Lisa, the opening is a battle scene. (Not as intense at "Private Ryan" but it's still graphic so covering of eyes was a good move. There's another scene when he visits a hospital with his son that gives you plenty of warning to cover eyes.)

      My 11 y/o has said parts were "boring" and she nodded off, however she has still been asking questions about the story and making comments about it as well. I don't regret taking her.

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