Ok, so I heard a lot of good things about this movie and decided to give it a try. Let me just say, this is a very, very serious film. I guess that’s why it’s classified as a drama. Very serious.
Both Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. played excellent roles in this film. They were very believable and played true (in my opinion) to their assigned character in the story. The performances alone of both actors is worth watching.
As far as the story goes, this movie is definitely for anyone out there who has had a dream and/or has known someone who has had a dream where things have not gone as planned. It’s truly inspiring to see Robert Downey Jr’s character, Steve Lopez, attempt to help Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a very talented musician who so happens to be living homeless on the streets as a result of mental illness.
What I like about the story is that it’s not predictable – it does not end the way you think it will. While watching this film, I thought the story would basically go in a linear direction – very one sided. To my surprise, it did not. Though, it did end on a positive note inspiring hope to the audience.
It made me think about how many talented people out there can be in the same situation. It sort of reminds me of the movie “With Honors,” and Joe Pesci’s character, Simon Wilder, who was also homeless but smart and talented as well.
Overall, I thought the performances of Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx made this a worthwhile movie to watch. Also, it made for a unique story with moments of conflict and drama.
Though, it is a very serious movie. I’d only recommend this film if you’re in the mood for a really serious, drama type movie.
Happy movie watching!
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