"Principles? This isn't about principles! It's about votes!"
I'll be honest - I nodded off a couple of times watching this.
It just kind of felt like a film I'd seen a hundred times before.
Or rather, the same sort of HBO political true story film Jay Roach has done multiple times over the last decade - i.e. it's well made on every technical level, and all the actors are great, but it ultimately all feels somewhat perfunctory and superficial and emotionally hollow, no matter how handsomely made it may be.
Plus, this film suffers from the fact that Selma is a film that exists, and that this feels like a misguided alternate version of Selma that decided to…