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GENE

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Ray Charles' remarkable life is told by flashbacks and flash forwards.

Ray learns he's very keen for the piano at a young, troubled age. As his career grows, so does his ego and downfalls.

While we watch his fame and talents rise, the film dips into the darker sides of his life, from addiction to womanizing to firing trusted friends and companions.

But Ray's incredible music comes through loud and clear, smooth and as powerful as ever.

Jamie Foxx should turn some heads around Academy Award time.

 

Writer/ director Taylor Hackford gives us a revealing look at a musician unfettered by success, but blind to reality--a man who crossed barriers, but also had to deal with inner temptations.

Jamie Foxx gives a brilliant performance as singer/ songwriter Ray Charles, in an entertaining biopic that is sure to be mentioned around Oscar time.

The Ray Charles story is a descriptive personal account of life's experiences as a blind musician.

It also traces his difficult childhood in the South, his struggles with drugs and woman.

I liked the fact that Ray Charles (before his death) auditioned and tested the very talented Jamie Foxx for the starring role and gave his approval by telling the director, "That's it, the kids got it!"


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