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Talk to Me (Full Screen) R

Talk to Me (Full Screen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 30, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Focus Features
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Subtitles - English (SDH) - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Featurette:
      1. Who Is Petey Greene'
      2. Recreating P-Town

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Story by
Produced by , , &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh82%

Total Count: 130


User Ratings: 41,547
Rating: 3/6 -- Thanks to its two leads, the film remains vivid, honest and deeply felt. Full Review
Time Out
Nov 22, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- A traditionally handsome biopic bursting with 1960s period detail and firecracker performances, Talk To Me tackles one of the most volatile periods in American history, but tragically finds nothing interesting to say about it. Full Review
Nov 23, 2007
Rating: 2/5 -- The movie is decent enough, but contains Greene's story in a sentimentalised career arc. Full Review
Nov 23, 2007
3 stars out of 5 -- [A]n affectionate homage to a singular talent and a vital social document, filled with as much cultural comment as sassy, risque humour.
Total Film
Jan 1, 2008
3 stars out of 5 -- Cheadle gets his teeth into the character, nailing his distinctive drawl....Charming and good-hearted...
Dec 1, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- Though funny in places, the film lacks any decent secondary characters... but it's easy to see why Lemmons would decide to keep the camera as much as possible on the two excellent central performances. Full Review
The List
Nov 3, 2018
4 stars out of 5 -- [A]n emotionally grounded and aspirational tale....Director Kasi Lemmons brings the period back to life...
Ultimate DVD
Apr 1, 2008

Product Description:

TALK TO ME's Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene isn't quite the household name that some of his contemporaries (such as Richard Pryor or Redd Foxx) are, but this smart drama about the Washington, DC, disc jockey is a fascinating film. At the film's opening in the mid-1960s, Greene (Don Cheadle, HOTEL RWANDA) hosts a beloved radio show--at the prison where he makes his home. While visiting his incarcerated brother, Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor, INSIDE MAN) hears Greene's brash humor and honesty, but he brushes off Greene's attempts at a job at the radio station where Hughes works. But Greene is soon released from prison, and he won't forget his dreams of hosting his own radio show. He hounds the staff of a Washington R&B station, including Hughes and the station manager (Martin Sheen, THE WEST WING). When he finally gets a job, his show resonates with the people of the city and the changing times of the civil rights movement.

TALK TO ME could be just another biopic or racial drama, but thanks to its fine cast, it rises above the standard fare. Cheadle is engaging as the electric Petey Greene, equally adept at portraying both Greene's pathos and his humor. While Ejiofor has excelled in smaller roles in INSIDE MAN and CHILDREN OF MEN, this drama could represent a chance for him to move into leading-man territory. Henson was wonderful as the meek Shug in HUSTLE & FLOW, but she ably transforms into the vivacious Vernell here. Director Kasi Lemmons (EVE'S BAYOU) lets the performances drive the film, but they're supported by a strong script and period details that make the film worth watching.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: July 13, 2007 (Limited)
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 3,802
  • UPC: 025193330529
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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