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In December 1776, Benjamin Franklin embarks on a secret mission to France, with American independence hanging in the balance.

Matt Roush

Matt Roush says...

Negotiations for peace following the Revolutionary War bring the lavish historical docudrama to a complicated conclusion, with the visionary elder statesman Ben Franklin (Michael Douglas) creating a blueprint for a liberated new nation while delicately working out details with his French allies and the conquered British, none of whom are likely to be satisfied. Franklin’s goal for America: “That a free people may govern themselves guided by common sense and a belief in the greater good.” And should they lack common sense? “Then I suppose they shall get what they deserve.” Words to chew on forevermore.

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