With moments of violence and gore, (wars are bloody!) a few N-bombs, (Confederates were racist!) and moments of comedy, (Abe Lincoln was funny!) this movie was de-freaking-lightful.
I'm not sure how else to put it, but I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It looks like it might not have any comedy in it, and it looks like it might be depressing; it was a really, really good movie.
How's that for an amazing critique?
Shut up. Go see it.
And I was so glad that Sally Field was playing a wife instead of "the mother," (granted, she was a mother to two of the characters on screen.)
The story followed Lincoln's struggle to pass the Emancipation Proclamation. The movie shows what the war was about for Lincoln despite my college American History teacher's claims that the war was all about money. Nope, Mr. What'syourbucket, some people did actually care about the slaves.
It never went deep into his depression... or into his vampire hunting....