SWEET AND LOWDOWN
Woody Allen's best film in my opinion, Sweet and Lowdown is a faux documentary about a fictional guitarist Emmet Raye, who claims to be the second greatest guitarist in the world next to real life musician Jengo Reinhart. Emmet himself is a bit of a moron, but gifted artistically. The movie also has a powerful message it delivers. Sean Penn does an amazing job playing Emmet, supported by the very talented Samantha Norton and Uma Thurmond. ****1/2 stars out of 5. Ratings Break-Down: High-Brow Comedy: *** (out of 5) Low-Brow Comedy: ***** (Out of 5) Acting: ***** (out of 5) Writing: ***** (out of 5)
Directing:***1/2 (out of 5).