We watched Amsterdam last night and really enjoyed it. The film is based on the 1933 Business Plot in the United States which intended “to overthrow the government of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and install Smedley Butler as dictator.” I had never heard of this episode before, and so I learned something new just in exploring the background story of the movie afterwards.

The film had a star studded cast, not in itself a guarantee of a good film, and required some concentration to follow the plot - maybe a cause for a what appears to be a lukewarm reception that the movie has received? However, I felt that it was well acted, funny in places, and cleverly filmed. 🍿