Bobby is an American dramatic film written in 2006 and directed by Emilio Estevez and starring Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Laurence Fishburne, Spencer Garrett, Helen Hunt, Anthony Hopkins, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf Lindsay Lohan, William H Macy, Demi Moore, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood and Estevez himself. The setting is a fictional account of the hours prior to the June 5, 1968 filming of US Senator Robert F. Kennedy in the kitchen of the Hotel Ambassador in Los Angeles after winning the Democratic Party’s presidential primaries in 1968 in California.
The film recreates the atmosphere of the time and recalls the hopes inspired by Kennedy through the use of real movies and news films of the senator insert with short scenes involving mostly fictional characters. It used a global plot device similar to that used in the movie Grand Hotel in 1932, and Robert Altman Nashville.
The characters include John Casey, a retired hotel porter who spends his day playing chess with his friend Nelson in the lobby; Diane, who marries her friend William, hoping that her marital status will deploy a military base in Germany instead of the battlefields of Vietnam, when her period of service begins; Virginia Fallon, an alcoholic singer whose career is being abandoned to her husband / manager Tim, Phil and his agent; Miriam Ebbers, a beautician working in the hotel lounge, and her husband, Paul, the hotel manager, who deals with Angela’s operator; Director of Food and Beverage Daryl Timmons, whose racist attitude dismissed; African American Deputy Chief of Staff Edward Robinson and Assistants of Mexico and José Miguel; Hotel, cafe waitress Susan; Jimmy and Cooper, volunteers of the campaign, who are diverted by a trip of acid are carried with the help of drug dealer Fisher; High society married and campaign donors Samantha and Jack; Wade campaign director and team member Dwayne, who is in love with his colleague Angela, Patricia; And the Czechoslovakian journalist Lenka Janáčková, who is determined to do an interview with Kennedy.