Based on a true story, this film focuses on James Brady, the press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely injured in an attempt on the president's life. When John Hinckley Jr. tries to kill Reagan, he also shoots Brady. Although Brady recuperates, he is left partially paralyzed and continues to heal with the support of his wife, Sarah. The shooting inspires Brady to seek stricter gun control laws, resulting in the Brady Bill.Written by
Beau Bridges has often been overshadowed by his father and brother, but he is a great actor in his own right and proves it in this riveting film. Joan Allen is also great as Sarah Brady. She holds a special place in my heart because she was in Manhunter one of my favorite films. This is a hard film to watch at times because it gets very depressing but it is true to life. I also thought the guy who played Reagan was really funny. He plays him like he is a total dolt.
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