No spoilers, I just wanted to say something about I Saw The Light.
I was expecting not to like the movie as a whole. After everything I’ve heard and read, I knew I would be seeing an amazing Tom performance, but the movie overall wasn’t great. So I didn’t have many expectations about that, but I’ve been looking forward to seeing this movie and supporting Tom, so I looked passed that.
And I’m so glad that I did. I fell in love with this movie. I can understand why people thought it was cut oddly, or the pacing was off, or it jumped too much. It might not be everyone’s taste, but it was surely mine. I loved every moment of it. Tom, as everyone said, did one hell of a job. He put his everything into this role, and it shows. If anyone ever doubts his acting ability, force them to watch this movie, because you can’t be a doubter after watching him portray Hank Williams.
I feel like this movie focused more on the relationships and Hank’s demons more than the music itself, and I almost rather that. The music was just an added benefit, but it was everything else that truly made this movie.
All I want to say, is give the movie a chance. I know what everyone has said, both fans and critics, but it honestly might surprise you if you’re even a little intrigued by Tom’s performance and this movie. It’s easily one of my top Tom movies.