Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Take Me Home - The John Denver Story |
Actors: Chad Lowe, Kristin Davis, Gerald McRaney, Brian Markinson, Susan Hogan
Director: Jerry London
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Television
"A tribute that's as tender as one of his ballads." The Minneapolis Star TribuneHe soared higher than the Rockies.John Denver achieved fame, fortune and acclaim for his soaring music, but his sunny personality masked priv... more »
This "biography" is FICTION with BAD acting!
LSB | New England | 08/18/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"From the first minute of this so called biography, the facts have been tossed out the window. (They've got John singing "This Old Guitar" a full 10 years before he wrote it).
The list of inaccuracies is too long to list here (anyone who only saw this Movie would be shocked to learn that John has a brother! and a manager named Jerry . . . and TALENT!)
Hal Thau had a whole lot less to do with John's success than his manager Jerry Weintraub.
Flying for me was written for the Challenger Crew in 1986, not before his father died in 1982.
Geesh folks, how hard is it to check facts?
John deserved far better.
Note to Chad Lowe: John did not whine all the time and he did not writhe around on stage when he sang.
The only thing mildly amusing about this abomination is the whle 14 seconds devoted to his second marriage.
If you wanna know about John Denver, read his book, listen to his music, and watch The Wild Life Concert. THAT is John Denver."
Check your facts
Christopher M. Dolby | Miami, Fl | 12/22/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"While it interesting to have some decent actors associated with this film, it is also very disheartening for any of Johns fans to see so many inaccuracies in this production. The songs are mostly all out of chronological order, and Chad Lowe trying to mime to Johns voice while "playing" unconvincing guitar, does not work. Kristen Davis does a nice job of portraying "Annie", but the film fails to capture the quality of John's music, or his deep commitment to the causes, that drove so much of his work. There is no attempt to analyse why his life became such a struggle for a man at the top of the world. If Hal Thau was indeed involved so deeply with this project, its a crying shame that so many of the production details were poorly researched. John was a highly intelligent and passionate man who spoke in Congress, and lobbyed politicians to help with his environment projects, but in this film he comes across as whinny and insipid - two things he was definately not.
The man deserved a better biopic of his fascinaing life than this tardy effort."
Pass this one by
Guitarman | NJ | 11/25/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Chad Lowe's portrayal of John Denver comes off like a Saturday Night Live skit. The fake singing and phony guitar playing are very apparent. He is not believable as John Denver at all. He whine's throughout the movie. Kristen Davis is better but she can't save this disaster. This movie make's John Denver look like a total boob which he was not. Save your money on this one."
John Deserved Better
Mary K. Ledford | Gaithersburg, MD | 01/04/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was an extremely poor attempt to chronicle the life of one of the world's foremost environmental/humanitarian educators of our time. John used his celebrity to further his beliefs and his passions and through his many admirers, those visions are being continued today. The inaccuracies are far to numerous to mention as well as mundane portrayal by Chad Lowe.
If you want to see the REAL John Denver, I suggest you purchase "Let This Be A Voice" and/or "John Denver: A Song's Best Friend.""