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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, Mr Adams gets his due, May 25, 2008
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As an Adams buff, I was highly skeptical this movie would be acceptable to my fellow Adams historians. We would not now have a country without John Adams. In spite of his mistakes (the Aliens and Seditions Act being the worst), he was an honest, ethical person whose contributions have been overshadowed by better politicians like Jefferson and Franklin. He was generations ahead of his time in his social perspectives (his staunch abolitionism and respect for women being two of them). There is no John Adams monument in Washington, DC and no picture of Adams on our everyday currency (despite non-Presidents images appearing) but at least we have McCullough's wondrous book and now this beautiful film. Abigail Adams, no less a person than John Adams, was her husband's best friend and chief adviser. They were equals at a time when there was little power for, as Abigail said, "women and slaves".

The film completely recreates the time. Anyone who has been to Adams' birthplace and Peacefield can attest to how accurate the depictions are of those places. Giamatti's intelligent, intuitive performance has made the role his. Linney, Dillane, Morse and Wilkinson are also excellent. The direction is adult, unflinching and honest. And yes, it is shot a bit dark but the content more than makes up for the camera. I can't recommend it highly enough. The sacrifices of this good and decent human being will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.
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