RAY (Theatrical Release USA 2004)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

Ray—no apologies, frank, honest, unforgettable—completely wins with an outstanding performance by Jamie Foxx. Bravo! Bravo! Encore! film. WOW! Great work for Director Taylor Hackford. Terrific ability to make a bio-flick realistic. Kudos to the writers, James L. White and Taylor Hackford. Wonderful script.

Storyline

The story of Ray Charles from childhood through the height of his career.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Taylor Hackford for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Directors William J. Immerman and Jaime Rucker King for making the movie possible. Additional characters/cast include: Ray Charles (Jamie Foxx), Della Bea Robinson (Kerry Washington), Margie Hendricks (Regina King), Jeff Brown (Clifton Powell), Joe Adams (Harry Lennix), Fathead Newman (Bokeem Woodbine), Mary Ann Fisher (Aunjanue Ellis), Aretha Robinson (Sharon Warren), Young Ray Robinson (C.J. Sanders), Ahmet Ertegun (Curtis Armstrong), Jerry Wexler (Richard Schiff), and Quincy Jones (Larenz Tate).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Great portrayal of Ray Charles by Jamie Foxx. The supporting cast is outstanding. Great work for all involved.

Ben Meyers

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