Tyrone (Danny Glover) is the proprietor of the Honeydripper juke joint. When business at the once-popular club begins to trail off and Tyrone hires unpredictable electric guitarist Sonny (Gary Clark Jr.) against his better judgment, Tyrone's last-ditch bid to draw in crowds during harvest time has surprising results that neither desperate Tyrone nor the ambitious Sonny could have ever anticipated. Blues guitarist Keb' Mo' co-stars in the film, which was written and directed by John Sayles. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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I love blues and blues history. This fictional story had some interesting elements. It was at a time of the introduction of solid body guitars which they include. Also illustrated is the blatant racism of the 50's southern states. The music at the end leaned towards rock n roll but I enjoyed it. I found much of the dialog weak and lacking. I was a little bored in a few spots but overall I enjoyed it.
Very good all black casted movie based in 50's race tention Alabama. Dialog was good...I've seen a lot worse and this does not compare.
It was also nice to see a happy ending based during those obvious racial times. Will be buying it to add to my home collection.