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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Ray by Taylor Hackford, 2004 (PG-13)

Jamie Foxx portrays rhythm and blues legend Ray Charles, who rose from obscurity to become world famous despite losing his eyesight at age 6, a hardscrabble upbringing, repeated struggles with racism, romantic letdowns and his own heroin abuse.

What I love about the movie is the combination of amazing music, and the incredible journey that has been the life of Ray Charles. If is filled with choices, definition of right and wrong over the course of a century, how someone can define his own existence, and somehow change the life of so many other, become a symbol of what a man can overcome, without ever making it a cliché or a perfect American story. It follows him in a way that is human, and never looses this perspective. Beautiful. And Jamie Foxx has in it the performance of his life.

with Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Django Unchained, Valentine's Day), Kerry Washington (Django Unchained), Regina King (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Enemy of the State), Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix (The Matrix Revolutions, Man of Steel), Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall), Aunjanue Ellis, Sharon Warren, C.J. Sanders, Curtis Armstrong, Richard Schiff (Man of Steel, Solitary Man), Larenz Tate, Terrence Howard (Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Company You Keep, The Princess and the Frog, Dead Man Down), David Krumholtz, Wendell Pierce

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