Parkland, with Marcia Gay Harden, Zac Efron, Matt Barr, Paul Giamatti & Billy Bob Thornton. Director, Peter Landesman. This is a new take on the President Kennedy assassination. I know, it’s been kicked over & over, but I found this movie to be anecdotal in nature. Therefore; a snapshot of others who were directly affected.
The film didn’t dwell or showcase any of the actors in particular. Except for the character that filmed the personal Super 8 movie of the actual assassination. Giamatti playing an odd, local man overwhelmed & melodramatic. Unable to come to immediate terms with the disaster, but required by officials to develop & view his film. Whether the actual person portrayed was as idiotic & emotionally unprepared for disaster, is my question. Perhaps this was just Giamatti, overlaying his own personality.
The film was fast-paced & authentic. I recommend it, as it uses many emotions already in a viewer, plus adequate talent; bringing the incident to life.
Efron is lacking in any sufficient qualities for the role he played a doctor who initially treats a dying JFK; but Harden makes up for the deficit.