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Old 11-02-17, 07:36 AM
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LBJ (2017, D: Rob Reiner) S: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh



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After powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) loses the 1960Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan), he agrees to be his young rival's running mate. But once they win the election, despite his extensive legislative experience and shrewd political instincts, Johnson finds himself sidelined in the role of vice president. That all changes on Nov. 22, 1963, when Kennedy is assassinated and Johnson, with his devoted wife Lady Bird (Jennifer Jason Leigh) by his side, is suddenly thrust into the presidency. As the nation mourns, Johnson must contend with longtime adversary Attorney General Bobby Kennedy (Michael Stahl-David) and one-time mentor Georgia Senator Richard Russell (Richard Jenkins) as he seeks to honor JFK's legacy by championing the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Re: LBJ (2017, D: Rob Reiner) S: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

An LBJ movie doesn’t interest me much at all but with Harrelson in the lead I’m totally going to see this! It seems like an odd choice, but damn, it might work.
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Re: LBJ (2017, D: Rob Reiner) S: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Cranston did an amazing LBJ that I feel can't really be topped...but I'm interested in seeing Harrelson's take.
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Re: LBJ (2017, D: Rob Reiner) S: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Wow, LBJ and Lady Bird open in theaters on the same day!
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Re: LBJ (2017, D: Rob Reiner) S: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Cranston did an amazing LBJ that I feel can't really be topped...but I'm interested in seeing Harrelson's take.
I really enjoyed All the Way. I kind of feel about Cranston as well, I don't think Harrelson can top it. But I do want to see this as well.
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Originally Posted by Decker
Wow, LBJ and Lady Bird open in theaters on the same day!
What’s the “wow” factor?

Edit: Ah... I see. Thanks Google.
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Lyndon Baines Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson

It is a pretty funny coincidence.
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I thought Donald Moffat was cast perfect in playing LBJ in The Right Stuff
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Re: LBJ (2017, D: Rob Reiner) S: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

In today's climate, it will be interesting to see how they handle LBJ's obsession with his dick which he called "Jumbo". He was known to take it out when a conversation wasn't going his way. He was also another well known user of Jumbo outside his marriage.

Off Topic; one thing was similar with both W. and Obama. Neither of them got caught up in dipping their quill in unfamiliar ink wells. Unlike the two bookends of their administrations. So at least for 16 years we didn't have to hear about that.
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A guy with the obvious nickname of “lb. Johnson” had to come up with something as silly as “jumbo”?
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LBJ is Spanish for "The BJ".
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Re: LBJ (2017, D: Rob Reiner) S: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Originally Posted by Decker
Wow, LBJ and Lady Bird open in theaters on the same day!
They missed out on a Jumbo Extended Johnson Universe.
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Re: LBJ (2017, D: Rob Reiner) S: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

If "LBJ" was an Oliver Stone movie, I'd be first in line to see it. From what I hear, this is a hagiography.
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Re: LBJ (2017, D: Rob Reiner) S: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Originally Posted by PatD
If "LBJ" was an Oliver Stone movie, I'd be first in line to see it. From what I hear, this is a hagiography.
A shame because LBJ is probably the most interesting President of the 20th century.
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Eh, I just realized this is a Rob Reiner film. I’m not sure he’s made a decent movie in 25 years. I may have to wait for reviews before I waste my time on this.
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Re: LBJ (2017, D: Rob Reiner) S: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Eh, I just realized this is a Rob Reiner film. Iím not sure heís made a decent movie in 25 years. I may have to wait for reviews before I waste my time on this.
I thought Flipped was pretty good.
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I thought Flipped was pretty good.
Possibly. I said Iím not sure because I havenít seen the majority of his recent films. I think the last movie of his I saw was Rumor Has It. :shudder:
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Possibly. I said Iím not sure because I havenít seen the majority of his recent films. I think the last movie of his I saw was Rumor Has It. :shudder:
Yea, everything else is pretty much fluffy crap.
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Re: LBJ (2017, D: Rob Reiner) S: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

If you get past the bad makeup Woody did a great job though not on the level of Cranston but still good and Richard Jenkis as Senator Russell was good too.

I liked this movie and the score was pretty good too. I guess I am in the minority here.

Maybe if LBJ did not get stuck in Vietnam people would appreciate his accomplishments more.

I was not alive when he was president but the Great Society programs like Medicaid and Medicare are part of his legacy along with the Civil Rights legislation.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
I was not alive when he was president but the Great Society programs like Medicaid and Medicare are part of his legacy along with the Civil Rights legislation.
Well youíll be alive when those programs are killed during this current administration.

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