This somber but fascinating docudrama looks at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy via the experiences of ordinary people with minor roles in the tragedy that took place November 22, 1963 – such as the man who shot the infamous amateur movie of the assassination (played by Paul Giamatti); the doctors at the title hospital who labored to try to save the president (Zac Efron and Colin Hanks); the brother (James Badge Dale) of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald; and a Secret Service agent (Ron Livingston) racked by guilt. Fine acting all around, under the direction of Peter Landesman, who adapted the screenplay from the book Four Days in November by Vincent Bugliosi. Also with Billy Bob Thornton (FBI agent), Jackie Earle Haley (the priest who administered the last rites), and Jacki Weaver (Oswald’s mother) (93 min.).
Director: Peter Landesman
Producer: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Bill Paxton, Nigel Sinclair, Matt Jackson, Steven Shareshian, Joe Ricketts, Ginger Sledge, Guy East, Brian Falk and Tobin Armbrust
Cast: James Badge Dale, Zac Efron, Marcia Harden, Billy Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Paul Giamatti, Ron Livingston, Tom Welling, Jackie Haley, Colin Hanks and Jeremy Strong