In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker has all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove records, including Run-D.M.C., Dr... See full summary »
Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.
A chronicle of the life Charley Pride, from his start as a Negro League baseball player, to his stint in the army, and his remarkable career as a country musician, an endeavor overseen by his wife, Rozene.
I just wanted to take a minute and express just how impressed I was to learn how novice the cast was that pulled off this spectacular, gritty film based in the south. While I enjoyed seeing a lot of locals my favorite character was Eli. I look forward to seeing more of this local Memphis talent on the big screen. Harper's character was also a great performance. I really think Lindsey and Eric must have worked many hours off camera to pull off the natural love-hate relationship. My only real criticism was the choice for the female lead. She was sweet and seemed innocent enough but you really can't expect the rest of the cast to pull up one actors game. As they say in the Dirty South you either got game or you don't. Overall this no budget film showed great promise for director Craig Brewer as well as a handful of Memphis natives whom to my knowledge devoted well over a year of their lives to this project for free. Well, not entirely free I am sure the were promised a return if the movie ever gets picked up so I am sure in the end all of those who made it happen with get theirs.
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