MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,213 this week

Waiting for the Light to Change (2009)

 |  Documentary
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 13 users  
Reviews: write review

A gritty portrait of a prolific folksinger from the 60's, whose greatest obstacle remains himself.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Waiting for the Light to Change (2009)

Waiting for the Light to Change (2009) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Waiting for the Light to Change.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Drama | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Within the coming decades we will be able to create computers with greater than human intelligence, bio-engineer our species, and redesign matter through nanotechnology. How will these technologies change what it means to be human?

Director: Doug Wolens
Stars: David Chalmers, Richard A. Clarke, Aubrey de Grey
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.

Director: Simon Klose
Stars: Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set in 1991 on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California, cocaine dealer Charles Cosby has his life changed forever when he writes a fan letter to the "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben
Stars: Nelson Andreu, Jorge Ayala, Griselda Blanco
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg
Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam
Dirty Wars (2013)
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley
Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin
Entourage (2004–2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon
Goodbye World (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When a mysterious terrorist attack causes chaos in the cities, a group of friends take refuge in their countryside cabin. But the challenges of living in a post-apocalyptic world soon take their toll on relationships within the group.

Director: Denis Hennelly
Stars: Adrian Grenier, Scott Mescudi, Mckenna Grace
Documentary | Adventure | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This is the story of two life-long musicians, and sometimes friends, who road trip through the heart of America recording their third album. Along the way they collaborate with an offbeat ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Stiles
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.

Director: Matthew Cooke
Stars: Susan Sarandon, David Simon, 50 Cent
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary that examines the relationship between celebrity and society.

Director: Adrian Grenier
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Birn, Lewis Black
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

Director: Jacob Kornbluth
Stars: Robert Reich, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Regis Mull ...
Himself
...
Himself
Don Quine ...
Himself
William Richert ...
Himself
Dave 'The Snake' Sabo ...
Himself
Robert Sterling ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

The independent documentary film, "Waiting for the Light to Change," is a cautionary tale examining the tormented life of a man at the end of his rope; grappling with severe alcohol addiction, the untimely death of his cancer-stricken sister, remorse over the physical abuse of his three children, and years of false starts and empty promises. The story unfolds as Regis, determined to resuscitate an all but forgotten music career, embarks on a riotous journey out west to find redemption in a life soured by decades' worth of self-destructive behavior. Retracing every step along the way, Regis discovers for the first time the true meaning of family and friends. From his rundown apartment in Russelton, PA, through the legendary streets of Woodstock and the Honkey Tonk bars of Nashville, to a semblance of hope found in the recording studios of Hollywood, comes a man who is given the opportunity to choose a better life. Although most of the world has never heard of him, Regis' songs linger ... Written by Evan Ferrante

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Regis Mull. The Greatest Songwriter You've Never Heard of. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Waiting for the Light to Change (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page