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This film takes a look at the controversial moment in rock and roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis' life when he married his 13-year-old cousin - a move that almost killed his career. It's not exactly the right kind of tribute a rock and roll icon like Jerry Lee Lewis would deserve, nevertheless it's a piece of almost bizarre entertainment also thanks to the fact that it doesn't take itself seriously.
One of my all-time favs. Quaid is WAAAYYY over the top but it is so fun watching him get there. Best underrated performances come from John Doe & Lisa Blount he exclaims "what's 50% of nuthin?" while she fills her perfectly rectangular pocketbook full of all Jerry Lee's devil money. Gorgeous techni-color. Makes me wish I heard all the music when it first made mom and pop's eardrums bust.
I am sure if we got a more complete story about Jerry Lee Lewis we would find it to be a lot more depressing but it would at least be more compelling. This story leaves out a great deal about Jerry Lee Lewis and his life. Dennis Quaid was good at capturing the lively stage persona of the rock legend but thatâ(TM)s where the success stops. I was disappointed to see most of the focus on Lewisâ(TM) romance with his cousin. Quaid & Winona are pretty good together but this movie should have revolved way more music and a more complete story of the tragic fallout of his career. I think it is critical to tell the full Rock n Roll truth and not candy coat it by making a troubled and depressed individual into an untouchable legend. We do not fully come to understand this man or even his journey in this movie. This is a shallow biopic and it is sad not to get a better product than this for one of rock n rollâ(TM)s great pioneers. This should have been about Lewisâ(TM) wild spirit and the price he paid for his wild life.