Blue Like Jazz Movie Reviews
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I usually do not like films about faith or anything close to it but i enjoyed watching this film and I recommend seeing it in the theaters. I was surprised how the filmmakers managed to make this film current and the theme of religion was examined in a contemporary and not pushy way. The film has heart and the emotions feel genuine and real and I loved the acting in this film. I am a sucker for coming-of-age stories and this one was interesting and touching and I had a great time watching this film. Overall, I was highly entertained by this film and I think you will be as well.
Seen movie today if you want an intelligent well acted movie that is flying under the radar that gives freedom to just be open to doubt and faith, It is one of the most real works that questions faith and its struggle in our modern society. There is a part at the end of the movie in a mock confessional booth that was one of the best acted scenes I ever witnessed in cinema. It is not preaching or trying to save you, it is the opposite search it out and see it.
I really liked this film and highly recommend seeing this film. I usually do not like films about religion but this movie was really good and i am happy I got to see it. I was really surprised by this film, I expected it to be preachy and silly but it was just the opposite. the film did not shove religious beliefs on the audience, it showed a journey of a young guy and in the same time it made you question your own journey. The cast was great and Marshall Alman really impressed me, he is a great actor and I hope to see much more of him in the future. I have no religious beliefs myself so i assure you that it is not a film that will try to convert you or anything like that.
If you’ve ever felt empty, or if you’ve ever wondered if there was more to life, or if you’ve ever wanted to know more about God, or if you’ve ever been hurt by the church, or if you’ve ever felt scared or angry about religion, or if you’ve ever wondered how God really thinks or feels, this is the movie for you. It’s a movie about love, acceptance, fulfillment, searching, being lost, finding your way through life and that void inside each of us that makes us constantly wonder—is this it? Is this all there is to life?
This movie is about God, but it never preaches to you once. It will completely flip your previous notions of what God is like and will comfort you by showing you that you’re not alone in your confusion and mess, and that there IS more to this life.
The acting is so authentic, and the cinematography is beautiful. I have read all of Donald Miller’s books, and this exceeded my expectations. You can’t miss this movie; the book was literally life-changing for me, and I know it will be for many others. While many people may not set foot in a church, for one reason or another, they may set foot in the theater to see this film, and if it’s the only Bible they ever read, it will clearly show them how much God loves them. It vividly shares the Gospel with both believers and non-believers alike.
It gives a real, honest, non-watered down representation of the broken world we live in—the world we need to be rescued from. No matter who you are or what you believe, this movie is for you.
Sometimes something happens to make us stop listening to the music we once thought was “ours.” We rebel. We experiment. We forget. We improvise.
In the movie, “Blue like Jazz,” the main character, Don, stops listening to the music he’d always thought was “his kind of music.” He rebels. He experiments. He forgets. He improvises. But, after he’s done all that, he realizes that the music he used to hear is still there...floating notes hanging in the air, playing its song, waiting for him to return, to enjoy the tones that don’t always resolve, but were meant especially for him.
Who should see this movie? Anyone who knows how it feels to lose themselves. Those who struggle with being who they really are. Those who haven’t heard the music they love in a long time. And, finally, those who, despite all these sentimental words, just love to laugh.