Biopics are usually pretty lazy and formulaic and it's hard for an actor to capture an icon (James Brown, Jimi Hendrix) without coming across as merely a gifted mimic. So I was pleasantly surprised by this spirited movie about early rock and roll star Buddy Holly. Since he died quite young in a plane crash, the film has less ground to cover than say, that movie about Ray Charles (forgot what it was called). It wisely focuses on his music, which is still great. If you think of Gary Busey as, well, crazy Gary Busey, he gives a fine performance here and his singing is quite credible. I also learned that his wife was Hispanic. Also check out "Sweet Dreams," "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Walk the Line," and "La Bamba."
Full Screen 3:4 Ratio
A++ for Buddy Holly B+ for the movie!!!!
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