Film Review: Ray

Posted on by 5WC in Film

Ray is one of those films that I have had sat on the shelf, gathering dust, for a long, long time. I’ve always heard people speak very highly of it as a film, after all Jamie Foxx cleaned up the 2005 awards season and the film picked up nominations left, right and centre in a vast array of categories and as a result, I think subconsciously, Ray had become a “keep for a special day/watch the rubbish first” type film and as we all know, tomorrow never comes.

I also can’t help but think that an equally hefty factor in why it’s taken me so long to watch to the point I have been almost avoiding Ray is the running length – it’s over two and a half hours long – and as recently, I haven’t felt overly inclined to have a late night, finding the time of an evening to watch Ray post mundane tasks like cooking, eating and washing up has proved rather tricky. However, having cleared my Sky+ box for a lot of the “need to watch soon” recordings and without anything on the television of note, everything just seemed to be lining up and falling into place.
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