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This poignant and painful ensemble drama about the lesser-known figures caught up in the JFK assassination reminds us that history happens to regular people, too. I’m “biast” (pro): love the concept, love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

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Half a century on from the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, here’s a fresh perspective on that awful day: that of the ordinary Americans caught up in the chaos. As history ripples out across the city, we meet an array of the people who are hit hardest: the nervous young doctor (Zac Efron: The Lucky One) on call at Parkland Hospital, where the President is rushed after being shot, and the experienced nurse (Marcia Gay Harden: A Cat in Paris) who must calm him down and get him »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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