Saturday, February 18, 2017

5 HORRIFIC SEAN PENN FLICK PICKS! - JAZZ GUITARIST IN WOODY ALLEN'S 1999 "SWEET AND LOWDOWN"

In 1999's Sweet and Lowdown, Sean plays the egocentric but lovable jazz guitarist Emmet Ray. He's a character for sure and a comedic role that Penn just sails with and in the process turns in one of the most under-appreciated performances in his filmography in one of the most under-appreciated Woody Allen flicks in the director's canon.....The Horror!! Pinewoods Rating System - Three Pinewoods

Sweet And Lowdown Movie Review (1999) | Roger Ebert

Emmet Ray is like a man with a very large dog on a leash. The dog is his talent, and it drags him where it wants to go. There are times in "Sweet and Lowdown'' when Ray, "the second-best jazz guitarist in the world,'' seems almost like a bystander as his fingers and his instinct create heavenly jazz.

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

It takes a while to warm up to Emmet Ray (Sean Penn) in Woody Allen's 30th feature film, the fictional story of a fictional jazz guitarist which presents itself as a biopic and then further presents itself as if it were a PBS special on the man, complete with talking head interviews who document the life of Emmet Ray, his musical legacy, his presence in the musical canon in the context of history.

THE HORROR!!

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