Honeydripper

On the back cover of this DVD is stated that this is an “electrifying and vivid rock and roll fable” – the reason I borrowed it. It is also an award-winning film, having won the NAACP Image Award for Best Independent film and Best Screenplay at the 2007 San Sebastian International film Festival.

The story is about a middle-aged man, Tyrone Purvis (Danny Grover), owner of the Honeydripper lounge who is forced to shut down his jute joint and leave behind the things that have been holding him back. His hope rests on one man – the famous Guitar Sam. The Honeydripper lounge is of course saved by the end of the movie.

I was hoping to hear some great music, even Blues and Country music by the likes of Hank Williams but the twenty-or-so tracks are mostly original compositions by the man in charge of the music for this movie, Mason Daring.

The idea that music can save your soul (you can find your character in your music) triumps over the story about redemption and history of a community.

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