Sunday, July 15, 2007
Talk to Me
The next film on the aforementioned "adventure" was Talk to Me. A biopic of the radio career of Petey Greene, in the mid '60's. I have always been a big fan of Don Cheadle, and this could be his most charismatic role yet. I also enjoy the work of Chiwetel Edjiofor who plays Petey's manager and best friend, Dewey Hughes. Hughes has big dreams for Petey and himself. A strong portrayal of two men's careers, in the midst of a turbulent time. The reactions to the death of Martin Luther King are especially poignant and well done. Also worth noting is the performance of Taraji Henson as Vernell, Petey's loyal, supportive girlfriend. I really enjoyed this film. Again, well worth the trip!