Ray (2004)

Last weekend I watched the special edition DVD of Ray. The music is excellent. Jamie Foxx does a fabulous job of becoming Ray Charles. I think he deserves an Oscar for his performance.

Who knew that Foxx was an accomplished pianist? Director Taylor Hackford was pleasantly surprised when he learned that Foxx would be able to play the piano for his film. More information like this is availabe on the special features DVD and worth watching.

There is a sadness to the story of Ray Charles that comes across in the film. I think you get a reall sense of this in the scenes that flashback to his childhood. Overall, the film is a great tribute to a musical genius. Turn up the volume and prepare to be impressed.

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