I Saw The Light: The Hank Williams Story (2015) PG-13
Bitch all you want about a British actor, Tom Hiddleston — Loki from The Avengers, for fuck's sake — taking on the role of Alabama-born Hank Williams, the singer-songwriter who influenced generations of country music performers who came after. Sure, Hiddleston is 35 and playing a music icon who died, in 1953 at the age of 29, from heart failure induced by alcohol and prescription drugs (he had back problems since childhood). But haters should snap out of it. Hiddleston is a virtuoso and he gives the role his considerable all, including singing such Hank hits as "You're Cheatin' Heart," "Lovesick Blues" and the title song in a voice that persuasively suggests the real thing. It helps that he's singling live with a backup band. Hiddleston is not what's wrong with this movie. But damn near everything else is.-Peter Travers of Rolling Stone
Oh, there’s a soullessness to the movie, all right, but Hiddleston is not its source. The actor, who drops his clipped English diction here for a better-than-passable Alabama drawl, makes for a believable Williams, hunching forward at the microphone as Williams did — a result of chronic back pain from spina bifida — and imitating, if not replicating, the singer’s signature nasally vocal hiccups. Offstage, Hiddleston is even better at evoking Williams’s sly charm, a blend of lingering hurt and earnestness.
It’s the movie that doesn’t tell the truth.-Michael O'Sullivan of The Washington PostI agree with them 100%.
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CAST FROM WIKIPEDIA:
Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams
Elizabeth Olsen as Audrey Sheppard Williams, Hank's wife, manager, and duet partner
Cherry Jones as Lillie Skipper Williams, Hank's mother
Bradley Whitford as Fred Rose, co-owner of Acuff-Rose song publishing in Nashville, who produced Hank's records and co-wrote several songs with Hank
Maddie Hasson as Billie Jean, a 19-year-old pursued by Hank after his divorce from Audrey and eventually becomes his second wife and widow.
Wrenn Schmidt as Bobbie Jett, had a short relationship with Hank after his divorce from Audrey. She gave birth to their daughter, Jett Williams
David Krumholtz as James Dolan, a New York journalist
Josh Pais as Dore Schary, a movie director, producer and former head of MGM Studios
James DuMont as WB Nolan, a music promoter and small-town mayor
Casey Bond as Jerry Rivers
Michael Rinne as Lum York, bass player in Hank's band, Drifting Cowboys
Joshua Brady as Sammy Pruett, lead guitarist in Hank's band, Drifting Cowboys
Wes Langlois as Don Helms, steel guitarist in Hank's band, Drifting Cowboys
Von Lewis as Ray Price, a Country singer and roommate of Hank Williams
Fred Parker Jr. as Faron Young
Rob Boltin as Frank Walker, President of Hank's record label, MGM Records
Your Cheatin' Heart (RELEASED POSTHUMOUSLY)---The video is a tribute to Mr. Williams (2014) performed by Ryan Cook
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