So, Free State of Jones..
I hadn’t even heard of this movie save for my wife who kept asking me again and again about going to see it. Nonetheless, out we went. I didn’t watch a trailer (my preferred method of watching movies, so I don’t know what to expect). I only knew Matthew McConaughey was in it (and yes, I had to look up the spelling of his last name). I can’t recall a bad movie he’s ever done.
Free State of Jones on iMDb.com
This was no different. It’s based on a true story, taking place over a period of time from 1862-1876, during the American Civil War and beyond. It explores serving in the military, politics, slavery, and more. Plenty of action a la Braveheart and The Patriot, as well as comedy, tender moments, suspense, and did I say action? Yes, lots of it.