Director: Gary Ross

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell

Release: May 13th, 2016

I’m as excited as the next person about what Ol’ Matt has been doing lately, more so even.  Mud, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, Interstellar; all more than solid, signaling a change in his acting career.  And while every Hollywood leading man does a movie like this at some point COU*The Patriot*GH, I’m betting that it doesn’t actually work.  The story looks too emotional, albeit true, and the film is sure to be chalk full of dramatic cliches.  I do like Jacob Lofland though (Mud, Little Accidents); too bad he dies early.  I just wish I could be more excited about what seems a good premise, McConaughey in a Civil War movie.  But this just may not be the gem I’m hoping for; I guess you could say I’m hedging my bets.

By ochippie

Writer, Critic, Dad Columbus, Ohio, USA Denver Broncos, St. Louis Cardinals Colorado Avalanche, Duke Blue Devils