Date of release: December 9, 2006
Companies involved: Paramount Classics, New Deal Productions,Southern Cross the Dog Productions
Director: Craig Brewer
Produced by: Stephanie Allain as producer, Ron Schmidt as executive producer, John Singleton as producer
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Christina Ricci
Plot: An abused and broken girl found in the road beaten and battered almost dead by a God-fearing blues musician that will eventually cause their fates to intertwine, the journey; has begun.
Review: What happens when you mix empathy, blues and kindness? That’s right you get the reagents for a movie that is quite solid in my humble opinion. Good old Sam actually learned how to play guitar so you can see his grade of commitment. Sometimes, even the lost ones have redemption. Sometimes, even the broken ones have a bit of a fix. It’s just a matter of not giving up and a strong will. Sometimes, the little acts of kindness are just half the battle. Honestly I’d love to see a sequel telling us what happens with the happy couple or prequel to this story, where we can see Lazarus’ past. It’s one of those movies where the acting, the script and the music is quite solid from the start; also I’d say this is one of my all-time favorites. -Sophia Cynthia Cabral