Posted on June 28, 2010 at 8:00 amA
|Lowest Recommended Age:||4th - 6th Grades|
|Alcohol/ Drugs:||Drinking, smoking|
|Violence/ Scariness:||References to battles|
|Diversity Issues:||A theme of the movie|
|Date Released to Theaters:||1972|
Happy Independence Day!
This rousing musical about the Declaration of Independence makes the Founding Fathers vivid, human, and interesting characters, and is so involving that you almost forget that you already know how it all turned out. William Daniels is the “obnoxious and disliked” John Adams, Ken Howard is Thomas Jefferson, who would rather be with his wife than work on the Declaration, and Howard da Silva is a wry and witty Benjamin Franklin. As they debate independence, we see the courage that went into the birth of the United States, and as they compromise with the South to permit slavery in the brand-new country we see the tragedy. Outstanding family entertainment.