The Last King of Scotland (2006)

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Forest Whitaker The buzz has been really great and I like Forest Whitaker. The story is about a newly graduated young doctor, Nicolas from Scotland, who goes to Uganda in 1970s hoping that he can offer his help to the Ugandan people. Instead of serving the poor, he mets the charismatic Uganda dictator Idi Amin and his life is forever changed. I have decided that Forest Whitaker has an Oscar worthy performance as 'Idi Amin Dada. It is almost possible to forget that he is acting. The movie has a documentary visual style that captures the energy and exuberance of a young nation in the throes of optimism and works it into a foreboding frenzy. A must see!! I highly recommend.

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