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Talk to Me

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Talk to Me

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
118 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/13/07
performer:
Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor
director:
Kasi Lemmons
distributor:
Focus Features
author:
Rick Famuyiwa, Michael Genet
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

ANTIDOTE TO The ultra-broad take on male relationships in I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.

WHY WE’RE EXCITED Because the battle of wills between Washington, D.C.’s brash, real-life radio personality — and ex-con — ”Petey” Greene (Don Cheadle) and ambitious station exec Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor) promises to crackle with warmth and humor. ”It’s not flashy,” says Cheadle of the ’60s-set drama, inspired by a true story. ”It’s just about this friendship between two men.” (July 13)

CHEADLE SAYS ”Selling the movie, we heard, ‘We don’t see how we’re going to make our money back.’ There were all these detractors. Nowadays, movies that are just good are a difficult sell.”

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