Saturday, May 20, 2017

I Saw the Light (2015)

Director: Marc Abraham

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Maddie Hasson, Bradley Whitford, Cherry Jones, David Krumholtz

The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.

This is a decent biopic on Hank Williams. He was only in the public eye for a short time. He left us with a legacy of music to remember. This just was not a very entertaining movie. That is the real problem with the movie. It is just so flat. Let me explain.

First of all, there is not a whole lot going on in this movie. It is pretty boring at times. There is a lot of drinking, conversation and fighting. Most of the conversations were not that interesting at all. The dialogue is partly what makes this movie so flat. There is so little drama in this movie that you could barely call it a drama. They could have made the fights and drinking more dramatic, but no, they just made it all safe for cable.

The acting in the movie is not great or bad. It is mostly just in the middle or better. I was just really surprised by how good Tom Hiddleston was in the movie. When I saw that he was playing the lead role, I thought it was going to be a disaster, but he had the part down. He looked like Hank a bit, and he even sounded like him. Elizabeth Olsen was good at being a southern bitch. The best acting role in the movie was Cherry Jones as his mother. I am a fan of her, so she did out shine the rest of the cast to me.

This movie was a big flop, but it was not a bad movie. It was just slow and dull. It could be one of those movies that could put you to sleep, so be warned. Enjoy.

I Saw the Light (2015) Trailer

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