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      Take Me Home: The John Denver Story

      2000 1h 37m Drama List
      Reviews 59% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The singer's (Chad Lowe) rise to fame and a difficult relationship with his father strain his marriage. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Audience Member While it was interesting to learn a little about John Denver's life story, overall the film didn't paint a very warm portrait of him. Chad Lowe, who played the part of John, too often had a wide goofy smile on his face, making John appear shallow, 2 dimensional and simple, and we know he was so much more. The film seemed too desperate to create plots and twists so it focused on moments of adversity and conflict in John's life, such as the relationship with his father and wife, and did not strive enough to develop John's unique character or to spotlight his incredible talent, loving heart and gift of song that he gave the world. If the viewer didn't know something about the real John Denver, seeing this film they would wonder why anyone even liked him. If it wasn't for Denver's original music as the soundtrack (lip synched Lowe), I would not have made it through the film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Left out his DUIs, repeated affairs, choking his wife, drug use, and tried to cram decades of music into a tiny time frame. Disappointing to say the least Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review paul s Parts of this movie made me cringe. I think John Denver's story could have been told much better. There's an overriding vibe of super cheese with this. Was it some Lifetime afternoon broadcast movie? Chad Lowe has a certain likability in his portrayal of John Denver. I'd certainly say he has the look right. I was aghast to see John Denver chainsaw his bed in front of his wife. Bad ass, dude. LOL. I didn't realize he was so emotionally troubled, but it was likely due to alcohol. It's a real shame that this amazing artist died before his time. Kristin Davis had a good performance and I believed the grief that she portrayed. She's also super beautiful. The best part of this movie is the soundtrack because it's John Denver's actual original tracks. It's always a pet peeve to see scenes cut with tracks and see an actor lip syncing. I'd have to say that this aspect of this movie was just plain bad. I suppose it was worth giving this a once over, but I'd revisit it only and I mean only if and when hell freezes over in a layer of green chili flavored ice cream. Pretty unlikely, right? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Regardless of the fact that I have never been a John Denver fan (I got this movie for my mother), I got wrapped up in this movie. Chad Lowe was great for the role. Not a bad movie at all! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Good so far. I'm enjoying so far! Little bit of a good movie. NOW THIS IS MY REVEIW OF THIS MOVIE!!!! Got to get this one to keep!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member The acting in this film is superb, except for maybe that camping scene where John's teenage kids legitimize his absence during their formative years. That scene has a writing/screenplay problem. Chad Lowe and Kristin Davis are especially amazing as John and Annie. I like how the character Annie is portrayed. I didn't know John Denver was so messed up (but then again we all are in one way or another). XD Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis The singer's (Chad Lowe) rise to fame and a difficult relationship with his father strain his marriage.
      Director
      Jerry London
      Producer
      Carroll Newman
      Screenwriter
      Stephen Harrigan
      Production Co
      Granada Entertainment
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 13, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 37m
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