3SMR: Born to be Blue
Hey look, it’s a white guy with talent who squanders it due to drug addiction and we’re meant to be impressed by all he does to recover from the situation in which he has situated himself. Maybe, if we are lucky, we get to learn more about the interesting women who helped him along in his journey, sacrificing her career and etc.* Ethan Hawke’s acting was good, as was Carmen Ejogo as Jane/Elaine,** but I’m over this particular kind of film.
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home
*No, we don’t? Not even in a sentence or two of wrap-up at the end? Harrumph!
**Her character doesn’t even have a last name!
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2016/born_to_be_blue.html