Sure, it's long and it centers on the 13th Amendment (one of the biggies, BTW). It's dramatic and there's no action. Sally Field's performance...not my favorite this time, Sal. I felt she was overacting at times and it could be annoying. BUT, This was an extremely important time for this nations's history and the anguish and turmoil of the individuals living during this period was perfectly captured. The experiences of slaves, free blacks, mothers, fathers, politicians, husbands and wives were all so different, it was fascinating to watch how one man's vision along with a diligent team of supporters shaped the future of a nation. I am biased toward movies that depict a person's inner struggles. I live such a normal life, I'll most likely never do anything that interesting. This might be why I love westerns and wartime movies. I'll never have to face the challenges these people have so I am fascinated by how they handle their lives and make decisions. I don't know...this was just a very well done picture in my opinion but it's probably not for everyone.