I am not a history buff, in fact history is not a favorite subject for me in regards to selecting movies. However, I heard from family and friends that this was a must see. This IS a must see movie. President Lincoln has been brought to life in this film. It was also interesting to get some insight into the references to the mental struggles his wife had. Now I honestly want to know more about this president - I guess it's never too late to learn about the important figures who helped shape this country. Thank God he was there.