#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The story of Ray Charles, music legend. Told in his adult live with flashbacks to his youth we see his humble origins in Florida, his turbulent childhood which included losing his brother and then his sight, his rise as pianist in a touring band, his writing his own songs and running his own band and then stardom. Also includes his addiction to drugs and its affect on his working life and family life.
Plot: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.
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Unexpectedly Brilliant Performance
Given that Jamie Fox’s former leading credentials not that long ago were limited to the Fox comedy series In Living Color and the atrocity of film, Booty Call, this is a truly pleasant surprise break-out performance. Jamie Fox is Ray Charles in this movie. You never question it or even think of him as Jamie Fox. It truly is uncanny. He physically looks like him, especially with the glasses, but the true magic of the performance is that he acts just like him. He walks around and performs like him, smiles like him, and just does everything like him. This is the best rendering of a real-life character in film since Jim Carrey’s depiction of Andy Kaufman in Man On The Moon. However, I’d venture to say that Fox’s rendering of Ray is even better. The film itself is good too, though it fails to make a smooth transition in several parts of it and lulls in some parts, while not lingering long enough in others. Of course all films of this nature that are essentially biographies to some extent tend to suffer somewhat from things of this nature. It’s hard to pack 70 years into 2 1/2 hrs. Thus, the script mainly traces his early days starting out in music up into the late 60’s, with a few flashbacks into his childhood and a brief jump to a single event in 1979. This is the only film I have ever seen in which the entire audience, myself included, stood up and gave a standing ovation after the last scene. It’s a celebration of the life of Ray Charles that must be seen by all of his fans. The film doesn’t pull any punches though. Two of the main dramatic focuses of the picture are Ray’s infidelity on the road and his heroine addiction. All-in-all, a good movie, a great Oscar-worthy performance, and a good way to spend 2 1/2 hrs. This movie held my attention so well throughout its entirety that I really couldn’t believe it was nearly as long as a lengthy epic like Titanic. A few quick notes: Jamie Fox spent a lot of time with Ray Charles in preparing for this role. Jamie wore prosthetics during the entire filming of the movie that made him unable to see, so if you wonder why he acts like he’s blind so well, it’s because he was for the movie. Also, he did all the piano playing himself, as he is practically a professionally trained pianist himself. However, for the singing, Jamie lip syncs perfectly to Charles’ vocals. Overall, 8/10 movie…10/10 Jamie Fox performance.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 32 min (152 min), 2 hr 58 min (178 min) (extended) (USA)
Genre Biography, Drama, Music
Director Taylor Hackford
Writer Taylor Hackford (story), James L. White (story), James L. White (screenplay)
Actors Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 51 wins & 54 nominations.
Production Company Crusader Entertainment LLC, Unchain My Heart Louisiana
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4, Cinetal and Varotal Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4, Cinetal and Varotal Lenses, Arriflex 35-IIC, Cooke S4, Cinetal and Varotal Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm