Take Me Home: The John Denver Story Reviews

  • Dec 01, 2020

    Left out his DUIs, repeated affairs, choking his wife, drug use, and tried to cram decades of music into a tiny time frame. Disappointing to say the least

    Left out his DUIs, repeated affairs, choking his wife, drug use, and tried to cram decades of music into a tiny time frame. Disappointing to say the least

  • Dec 15, 2019

    Parts of this movie made me cringe. I think John Denver's story could have been told much better. There's an overriding vibe of super cheese with this. Was it some Lifetime afternoon broadcast movie? Chad Lowe has a certain likability in his portrayal of John Denver. I'd certainly say he has the look right. I was aghast to see John Denver chainsaw his bed in front of his wife. Bad ass, dude. LOL. I didn't realize he was so emotionally troubled, but it was likely due to alcohol. It's a real shame that this amazing artist died before his time. Kristin Davis had a good performance and I believed the grief that she portrayed. She's also super beautiful. The best part of this movie is the soundtrack because it's John Denver's actual original tracks. It's always a pet peeve to see scenes cut with tracks and see an actor lip syncing. I'd have to say that this aspect of this movie was just plain bad. I suppose it was worth giving this a once over, but I'd revisit it only and I mean only if and when hell freezes over in a layer of green chili flavored ice cream. Pretty unlikely, right?

    Parts of this movie made me cringe. I think John Denver's story could have been told much better. There's an overriding vibe of super cheese with this. Was it some Lifetime afternoon broadcast movie? Chad Lowe has a certain likability in his portrayal of John Denver. I'd certainly say he has the look right. I was aghast to see John Denver chainsaw his bed in front of his wife. Bad ass, dude. LOL. I didn't realize he was so emotionally troubled, but it was likely due to alcohol. It's a real shame that this amazing artist died before his time. Kristin Davis had a good performance and I believed the grief that she portrayed. She's also super beautiful. The best part of this movie is the soundtrack because it's John Denver's actual original tracks. It's always a pet peeve to see scenes cut with tracks and see an actor lip syncing. I'd have to say that this aspect of this movie was just plain bad. I suppose it was worth giving this a once over, but I'd revisit it only and I mean only if and when hell freezes over in a layer of green chili flavored ice cream. Pretty unlikely, right?

  • Jan 10, 2011

    Regardless of the fact that I have never been a John Denver fan (I got this movie for my mother), I got wrapped up in this movie. Chad Lowe was great for the role. Not a bad movie at all!

    Regardless of the fact that I have never been a John Denver fan (I got this movie for my mother), I got wrapped up in this movie. Chad Lowe was great for the role. Not a bad movie at all!

  • Mar 15, 2010

    Good so far. I'm enjoying so far! Little bit of a good movie. NOW THIS IS MY REVEIW OF THIS MOVIE!!!! Got to get this one to keep!!!!!!

    Good so far. I'm enjoying so far! Little bit of a good movie. NOW THIS IS MY REVEIW OF THIS MOVIE!!!! Got to get this one to keep!!!!!!

  • Jan 03, 2010

    The acting in this film is superb, except for maybe that camping scene where John's teenage kids legitimize his absence during their formative years. That scene has a writing/screenplay problem. Chad Lowe and Kristin Davis are especially amazing as John and Annie. I like how the character Annie is portrayed. I didn't know John Denver was so messed up (but then again we all are in one way or another). XD

    The acting in this film is superb, except for maybe that camping scene where John's teenage kids legitimize his absence during their formative years. That scene has a writing/screenplay problem. Chad Lowe and Kristin Davis are especially amazing as John and Annie. I like how the character Annie is portrayed. I didn't know John Denver was so messed up (but then again we all are in one way or another). XD

  • Sep 16, 2009

    Mediocre movie of the week.

    Mediocre movie of the week.

  • Mar 15, 2009

    Thanks to that movie I know about John Denver and I find out his brilliants songs.

    Thanks to that movie I know about John Denver and I find out his brilliants songs.

  • Sep 27, 2008

    Could there be a worse tribute to JD?

    Could there be a worse tribute to JD?