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Movie Review: Talk to Me July 20, 2007

Posted by judylobo in Movie Reviews.
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Movie Review: Talk to Me

Alternate Title: Tellin’ It Like It Is

Story: Petey Greene was not a household name in my home but he was a popular mainstay on DC radio during the 60’s and 70’s. He was a hero and icon and when he died in 1982 over 10,000 people attended his funeral. I was glad to have been introduced to this interesting person by director Kasi Lemmon. That said, it is not an evenly directed film. The first half depicts Petey’s rise from ex-con to radio icon and the story kept my interest. When the film suddenly diverts course to focus on Dewy Hughes, his mentor, manager and friend, it loses ground. Hughes’ real life son, Michel Genet was one of the writers so I can see why his father’s life would be emphasized. However, it is a flaw in the film.

Despite the shift in focus, it was a fine depiction of the times, the turmoil and what talk radio was like in its inception. Read the rest of the review here:

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