The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)

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A man finds himself torn between the love of his homeland, the love of his family, and the love of a woman in this period drama based on a true story. Robert Adams (Julian Adams) is a Southern gentleman who is helping to run the plantation run by his grandfather (Weston Adams) as the Civil War looms on the horizon. At a party, Robert meets Eveline McCord (Gwendolyn Edwards), a beautiful and intelligent schoolteacher from the North. Robert falls deeply in love with Eveline and asks for her hand in marriage, but not long after that, war breaks out and Robert's loyalties to family and home lead him to become a captain in the Confederate army, while Eveline stands by her family in the North. As Robert bravely fights for a failing cause and is captured and imprisoned by Union troops, he struggles to stay in contact with Eveline, with her love becoming the only thing he can still count on. The film was written, produced, and co-directed by Julian Adams, who also played Robert Adams, his real-life great-great-grandfather; the supporting cast includes Mickey Rooney, Tippi Hedren, and musician Edwin McCain.
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R (violence)
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Action & Adventure , Drama
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Cast

Mickey Rooney
as David McCord
Tippi Hedren
as Grandmother Eveline
Julian Adams
as Captain Robert Adams
Gwendolyn Edwards
as Eveline McCord Adams
Eric Holloway
as Benjamin Young
Amy Redford
as Sylvia McCord
Joshua Lindsey
as Nelson McCord
Weston Adams
as Grandfather Adams
Edwin McCain
as Belcher
Bob Dorian
as Governor James H. Adams
Nelson McCord
as Joshua Lindsey
Josh Lindsey
as Nelson McCord
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Critic Reviews for The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (2)

The film is passionately made, but its unapologetically romantic views of war and the Old South leave a bitter aftertaste.

Full Review… | June 8, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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It's easy to keep blaming Ken Burns for this kind of softcore Civil War porn, but enough is enough: This is a vanity project of the most indulgent order.

Full Review… | June 7, 2007
L.A. Weekly
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Promising more than it can deliver, The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams looks fine, but its central romance is M.I.A., with a production that fails to convince us we're watching a genuine period piece. The acting is almost non-existent.

Full Review… | July 9, 2007
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Audience Reviews for The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams

½

I did not get into the film. I am not really into love films. I did not find the acting believable. It did not help that the actors did not speak in accents.

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[FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=4] This is the worst Civil War movie I have ever seen. The acting is void of emotion like a dry script reading. The story telling, through multiple flashbacks, is very boring. The few battle scenes are the best part of the film. I would never recommend this mess to anyone. :down: [/SIZE][/FONT]

John Livdahl
John Livdahl

The story didn't seem interesting or compelling enough to be made into a movie. The acting was also way below what I expected.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

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