Thursday, September 23, 2010

Theater Thursday

This week's Theater Thursday pick is Great Balls of Fire... 

Dennis Quaid plays the famous singer and musician, Jerry Lee Lewis. In the 1950's after Elvis paved the way for rock n' roll, Jerry Lee went to Sun Records to make it big. Along the way he stayed with his cousins and become reacquainted with his cousin Myra (Winnona Ryder). Who he would later marry.

Before making it big he lived with his cousins, touring in small dives hoping to have a hit record. Once Jerry Lee's song, "Great Balls of Fire" hit the charts he began a life of drinking and led a playboy lifestyle that was looked down upon by many people including his cousin (Alec Baldwin) who happened to be a preacher. This movie follows the early beginnings of Jerry Lee's career and life that ensued. 
I love this movie but I have to admit it makes me cringe in spots. It's so trashy in parts but the story is based on his real life events. If you've never seen it... check it out! 

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Erica said...

I love this movie! Nothing like watching about a guy who falls in love with his 14 year old cousin. Sadly, he was also a bad influence on your beloved Elvis.