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
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!"