Directed by: Emilio Estevez.
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Elijah Wood, Heather Graham, Joshua Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Lindsay Lohan, Nick Cannon, Sharon Stone, Shia LeBeouf, William H Macy.
I really wanted to like this film, I think that Emilio Estevez had great intentions and he showed a lot of potential, but aside from the final 20 minutes of the film, the film is undeveloped.
Now I am not one of those people who will turn around and say "OMG like it was like sooooooo boring", yes it did move at a slow pace, it wasn't always engaging, but I was never bored. Most of the film is fiction, with a majority of the 22 characters being added to the film, but I felt that that was one of the problems. We only get brief looks at these characters, there were some pairs that were written reasonably well (John Casey and Nelsons section mainly) but others we never really get much insight into and a majority of them don't really mix in with the message trying to be put across, aside from problems they have in life. The acting ensemble is amazing, a huge cast of known faces with the majority of them giving great performances, especially from Shia Labeouf and a major surprise from Nick Cannon. Emilio Estevez certainly did a great job with the direction, piecing together his work with old film reels of RFK quite well and he packs an amazing emotional punch in the final 20 minutes, which is helped alot by RFK's actual words (which isn't necessarily a good thing on Emilio's part as that speech is the best written part in the entire film).
Overall I feel that Emilio Estevez had the right intentions and his heart was in the right place, he does do quite well with his direction and the cast is great, but the many pointless sub-plots and some undeveloped characters, it lacked greatness.