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Louis (2010)

R | | Drama | 25 August 2010 (USA)
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A silent film about Louis Armstrong as a young boy and how he acquired his first cornet.

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Dan Pritzker
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Coleman ... Young Louis Armstrong
Vilmos Zsigmond ... Hungarian Photographer
Jackie Earle Haley ... Judge Perry
Shanti Lowry ... Grace
Anthony Mackie ... Buddy Bolden
Michael Rooker ... Pat McMurphy
Steven Martini ... Alex Karnofsky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Acosta Sarah Acosta ... Muse
Quinn Bass Quinn Bass ... Dancer
Jenique Bennett ... Mahagany Hall Prostitute
Jonathan Biggs Jonathan Biggs ... Cowboy
Terry Bowden ... The Grocer
Bree Branker Bree Branker ... Dancer
John Byrne John Byrne ... Principal Dancer
Joe Chrest ... Tom Anderson
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A silent film about Louis Armstrong as a young boy and how he acquired his first cornet.

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Rated R for some sexual content/nudity
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Observer See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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King Bolden See more »
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Entertaining movie greatly enhanced by live music!
27 August 2010 | by gumpoldSee all my reviews

I was able to see "Louis" last night in Detroit. This was the first time I had seen a movie with the music preformed live. It was quite an enjoyable experience. I found myself during the movie at points where I had to remind myself that all the sounds I'm hearing are coming from the band in front of me. They did a fantastic job! Anthony Coleman was perfectly cast as Louis. His bright face, full of expression, is just what is needed for a silent movie. Jackie Earle Haley gave a wonderful "Chaplinesque" performance. His mannerisms caught the vintage style perfectly. Shanti Lowry as grace, did not feel as well cast as the other main roles. She did not seem to be able to convey as much of the story through her body language as the two other main actors were able to. I didn't find myself as interested in her story line as much and wishing they were focusing on the Louis character more. That could be more of a result in my disagreeing with Director/Editing choices than with her performance however.

All round, an 8 from me. Less bordello, more Louis would have made it even higher. If it is playing anywhere near you, go see it for a very entertaining evening!


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