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Warm Springs (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  30 April 2005 (USA)
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Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.

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Fred Botts (as Matthew O'Leary)
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A look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's pre-presidency days, from his being diagnosed with polio one year after his unsuccessful bid for the White House as presidential nominee James Cox's running mate, through his rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Ga., to his nomination of Al Smith for Democratic Presidential candidate in 1928. Written by Anonymous

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The greatest challenge FDR faced was the one we never saw.

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Most of the actors playing disabled people in the film are actually disabled. See more »

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After FDR met with the Boy Scouts for a photo shoot, Louie shows Eleanor a newspaper article about the event; but neither of the photos in the newspaper corresponds to the poses that were portrayed. See more »

Quotes

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: [on first arriving at Warm Springs] This place should be condemned!
Tom Loyless: We have seen better times. But then, I imagine, so have you.
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References Love's Labour's Lost (2000) See more »

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I Won't Dance
Written by Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, Otto A. Harbach (as Otto Harbach) and Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Felicia Day, Laurel Lawson, Teal Sherer and Margo G. Dietrich (as Margo Gathright-Dietrich)
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How did even two people give this a 1 out of 10?
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm in shock that two people gave this excellent film a 1 out of 10. I can perhaps see how some didn't enjoy it quite as much as I did, but to rate it as awful shows just plain ignorance to me.

Not only is this gem beautifully scripted, wonderfully shot and edited, as well as tremendously directed, but Cynthia Nixon and Kenneth Branagh dominate. I am familiar with a wide selection of Branagh's work, and this is one of his best performances to date! FDR is my favorite President, and I surely feel that Branagh does justice to the man.

On a personal note, I was brought to tears on three separate occasions when watching this film. Now, this may not seem like much, but rare is it that a tear falls from my eye even once during a showing.

Please, please see this film, if only for it's inspiration. I believe this is a sadly overlooked masterpiece, and we must not allow it to be forgotten. If you liked his Hamlet, you'll love his Franklin.


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