Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ray


This was an interesting movie about the life of Ray Charles. I didn't know much of anything about him, aside from the fact that he was blind and sang "I Just Called to Say I Love You.) -I think he sang that. Did he?-
Anyway, halfway through the movie, Nate and I looked at each other and said "Boy, I'm not really liking Ray right now." He was a junkie and a womanizer, cheating on his wife and cheating on his mistress (although, if you're the mistress, how could you actually think he wouldn't cheat on you when he's already cheated on someone else to be with you?) Sorry. Tangent.
The part about his brother just broke my heart.
I was surprised at how many songs of his I recognized. I had no idea he sang "Hit the Road, Jack."
It was interesting to see all that he did with his music, and that he never let his blindness hold him back.
All-in-all, a good movie.

3 comments:

Andrea said...

Is this a new show? I'm so behind on movie stuff.

Rorie said...

I have no idea how long it's been out. We're really behind on movies too. We got it off of Netflix, so it's not "new" new.

Gayle said...

I thought it was a good movie too, but a little long. The guy who plays the lead (Can't remember name) was incredible. He really learned to play the piano for the part and was so like Ray Charles it was almost scary.

 

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