Talk To Me

Talk To Me

On DVD: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Running Time: 
119 Minutes

Talk To me is the true story of Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene Jr. and Dewey Hughes, two very different men with the same dream.  One is an ex-con looking to turn his life around and the other a prominent businessman from radio station WOL. During the extremely explosive 60’s Greene was a voice for the people on his hit radio show “Rapping With Petey Greene” and gained celebrity status along the way which launched his television show and powered his stand up performances.

There is nothing that Don Cheadle can’t do. The man was great in this film just like in every film I’ve seen him in. He has the power to become someone else almost to the point where you forget its still Don Cheadle. The only thing more surprising about this film was Chiwetel Ejiofor’s performance. Word for word, especially in the hustle scene, Ejiofor brought his acting game to a whole new level. The performances in this film are great.

Although I enjoyed the story I really felt like there could have been more interaction between the actors. Sure there was a chemistry between Cheadle and Taraji P. Henson as well as chemistry between Ejiofor and Cheadle but the interaction felt limited after the film was over. The story was more like a quick glimpse at the rise of fame for Greene instead of a more human look at the relationships between the people who helped him along the way. The special features section gives you a more in-depth look at Greene’s life then the actual film which comes together like a greatest moments collection. There’s nothing wrong with that but it just felt like the film could have used more substance and depth.

I extremely encourage you to rent this and see if you enjoy it enough for a purchase. It is definitely a well cast film with a story that is both inspiring and real.

AJ Garcia
Review by AJ Garcia
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