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Sunrise at Campobello

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Exceptional and inspiring biopic about FDR.

Movie NR 1960 144 minutes
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SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO is an exceptional and inspiring story, all the more so because it's true. It also raises important questions about public service, what it means and how the public interest is best determined and best served. Franklin's mother tells him that those who are privileged owe a duty to the rest, but Franklin argues that this "noblesse oblige" notion of public service is "an excuse for indifference," and avoids the real issues of equality and opportunity. Eleanor says, "I have the naive view that you should pursue principles without calculating the consequences," and is advised dryly by Louis, "You're no politician."

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