The-Better-Angels-KA Rating 3 out of 5


  • AJ Edwards


  • Braydon Denney
  • Brit Marling
  • Diana Kruger
  • Wes Bentley
  • Jason Clarke


Diane Kruger and Brit Marling are the 'better angels' whose loving nurture of the young Abraham Lincoln made him the man he became. Director AJ Edwards chronicles three years in the life of young Abe as he grew up in a dirt-floored shack in the backwoods of Indiana. Kruger plays the widow Lincoln senior (Jason Clarke) marries after his first wife - and Abe's mother - Brit Marling dies of fever. It's a lyrical, beautifully-shot drama that takes its time to tell the story the boy who would become US President.

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