Excellent!!! Jamie Foxx does such a magnificent job of portraying Ray Charles in this movie that you completely forget it’s Jamie Foxx. This movie shows the life of Ray Charles Robinson from his early childhood through the ’50s and ’60s. It shows how he dealt with all the issues (sex, drugs, family, racism, etc.) that he had to face as he developed his musical career. The music, a lot of which is performed by Jamie Foxx, is wonderfully exhibited throughout the movie. Although he created many of the challenges he had to overcome (aside from the blindness and racism), he still came out on top. I recommend this movie to anyone who has enjoyed the music of Ray Charles in their lifetime. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

6 thoughts on “Ray”

  1. Yeah, Jamie Fox did a badass job as Ray. Although, I think his great performance was better than the overall film. The film was good, but I don’t think there was anything amazing about it, just your average run of the mill musician-who-becomes-a-druggie-and then-fights-to-kick-it type fare. Nonetheless, it was a good flick and Fox did an awesome job.

  2. For me, it was more of a story than just “your average run of the mill musician-who-becomes-a-druggie-and then-fights-to-kick-it”. I saw it more from the “a man has his life’s work to do but he keeps putting himself into the way of achieving his goals” angle. Music being one’s life work kind of speaks to me…

  3. Well I want to see that one next…I check out out the Red Violin, and enjoyed it…Good call Cathy!

  4. I saw Red Vioiln a loong time ago and it was ok. Nothing special. But maybe the reason I don’t see anythin gin these flicks is becuase music doesn’t mean much to me. If it was my life, I suppose I would be more touched by such films. Not a criticism, just an observation.

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