|Directed by:||Kevin Macdonald|
|Written by:||Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock|
|Cast:||Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson|
|Studio:||Fox Searchlight Pictures|
I like the way they tie a fictional character in to the story to give you something to connect with. It’s the “Titanic” style, a true story with fictional characters for personal reference. As in “Titanic” it worked well in this film also, James McAvoy who played Dr. Garrigan the personal physician to the president, was very believable. He great and he made you think he was part of the history. Director Kevin Macdonald in his first big directing position really showed his ability to capture the true feel of a war torn country blinded by its Leader. The true actor in this film is Forest Whitaker, who I think is a great actor in general just never got the role that showed his talent at its best until now. He comes to life as Idi Amin and makes you wonder if he too is as paranoid as the general. This film will definitely keep you there the whole time and is worth every minute of it, and at 2 hour that’s not bad. Of course to show the life of Idi Amin you need too show violence and that will get you an R rating, and they do show violence. Needless to say it was worth it and I would recommend to any one interested in seeing a really good movie.