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Ray
Ray (v.f.)
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2004 -152 minutes


Director
Taylor Hackford


Genre(s)
Biography
Drama

Country
United States


Studio
Universal Studios Canada

Supplier
Universal Studios Canada


Rating
13 ans +

Format(s)
VHS
DVD
35 mm
Liste


Release Dates
In Theaters: 2004/10/29
In Pre-Release: 2005/01/15
In Stores: 2005/02/01

Official Website

Synopsis

"Ray" is the never-before-told, musical biographical drama of American legend Ray Charles. Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists rights within the corporate music business. "Ray" provides an unflinching portrait of Charles' musical genius as he overcomes drug addiction while transforming into one of this country's most-beloved performers.

"Let's just give him his Oscar now and be done with it."
-- Joe Baltake, SACRAMENTO BEE

"It sings, and it swings."
-- Richard Corliss, TIME MAGAZINE

"Hackford has made a film that -- like Charles' music itself -- breaks your heart, makes it brim with joy and ultimately fills it with a deep belief in beauty and salvation."
-- Paul Clinton, CNN

- OSCAR WINNER for BEST ACTOR - JAMIE FOXX
- GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER for BEST ACTOR in a MOVIE (MUSICAL or COMEDY) - JAMIE FOXX


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