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"John Adams" is a sprawling HBO miniseries event that depicts the extraordinary life and times of one of Americas least understood, and most underestimated, founding fathers: the second President of the United States, John Adams. Starring Paul Giamatti ("Sideways", "Cinderella Man", HBOs "American Spendor") in the title role and Laura Linney ("You Can Count On Me", "Kinsey") as Adams devoted wife Abigail, "John Adams" chronicles the extraordinary life journey of one of the primary shapers of our independence and government, whose legacy has often been eclipsed by more flamboyant contemporaries like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin. Set against the backdrop of a nations stormy birth, this sweeping miniseries is a moving love story, a gripping narrative, and a fascinating study of human nature. Above all, at a time when the nation is increasingly polarized politically, this story celebrates the shared values of liberty and freedom upon which this country was built.

Documentary, Featurette, Production Notes.

"David McCullough: Painting With Words"; "The Making Of John Adams" and "Facts Are Stubborn Things".

Specifications

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Color: Other
Languages: English
Director: Tom Hooper
Duration: 501
Actors: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, David Morse, Rufus Sewell, Sarah Polley
Condition: New
Studio & Production Company: Warner Home Video
Record Label: Warner Home Video
Brand: Warner Brothers
Digital Video Formats: DVD
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.00 x 5.80 x 7.90 IN
Release Date: 06/10/2008
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Wonderful Series for history lovers
12/26/2009

Customer review by hlb09

5.0 stars 12/26/2009 by hlb09
by hlb09

I bought this for my father-in-law for Christmas because I knew as an American history buff he'd love this story. I saw it last year and couldn't stop raving about it. Beyond excellent acting - a wonderful insight into America's political beginnings, and the hardships that faced John Adams, his family, and the country. It's obvious the director took great pains in keeping the story as historically authentic as possible; there are scenes where the family suffers from smallpox, and a daughter with breast cancer, that you truly are transported to those times, and the limited means they had to deal with illness, etc. I can't wait to watch it again with him. I always appreciate a well-thought, inspired historical story. - and I really enjoyed the awesome love story between Adams and his wife, who was truly the woman behind the man of power. Without her, he would have been lost many times - she is his strength and he knows it. Even if you know nothing about American history, or don't really care, you'll love this series:)

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hlb09
eaton,ohio
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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Enjoyable history
12/14/2009

Customer review by KnoxTNDad

5.0 stars 12/14/2009 by KnoxTNDad
by KnoxTNDad

My order was received much quicker than expected and the product was exactly as I believed it would be. Usually when I find such a deal ($20 online instead of the $35+ in stores) the product is a cheaper case or quality or something but this is exactly the product you find in the store. Good job on Wal-Mart's part. As for the movie itself, the main menu of each disk is a bit confusing at first (unlike a simple "play" option on most DVDs, you are sent to a sub-play menu and then a brief summary of what the episode is about. At first I thought I had done something wrong by getting to a summary instead of the movie starting but then I simply hit play again and the movie started. The History of John Adams (and many others for that matter) moves along at a pretty good clip. You won't get a full history lesson on John Adams or his family or those around him, but you get a better sense of life in the early part of colonial America (i.e., beliefs, environments, situations, causes and effects, and relationships). I enjoyed feeling like I was walking through history and learning how our Founding Fathers came to believe in freedom and liberty and create a nation like non other. Also, I feel I could sit down and watch these movies again which adds great value for me if a movie has "replay potential".

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KnoxTNDad
Knoxville, Tn
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john adams
3/8/2009

Customer review by SHIPSHEWANABABE

5.0 stars 3/8/2009 by SHIPSHEWANABABE
by SHIPSHEWANABABE

Kudos to HBO! This makes history come alive. I so enjoyed watching this and would again. I almost felt as if I were there. Beautiful imagery and interesting story, I hope HBO does more of the same.

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ohio
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John Adams
9/25/2009

Customer review by gingy55

5.0 stars 9/25/2009 by gingy55
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We are viewing this as a family and using it as a tool in our Homeschool experience to assist in teaching American History. Thanks for the savings.

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Great Movie
11/15/2009

Customer review by misspianolady

5.0 stars 11/15/2009 by misspianolady
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Loved the in history John Adams. Some may want to note there is some nudity in a surgery scene and a few graphic battle scenes.

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