If you haven't heard about the movie, it's the true story of LA Times' reporter Steve Lopez's chance meeting with a homeless man, Nathaniel Ayers, a talented cellist who suffers from schizophrenia. Lopez befriends Ayers and fanatically works to help him build a better life.
I loved Robert Downey Jr! For many years the critics panned him as an actor due to his personal problems...........so, it's great to see him getting long-overdue recognition for his acting ability.
I'd be shocked if Jamie Foxx doesn't receive an Academy Award nomination for his role. He so immersed himself in this role that you totally forget it's Foxx.....very reminiscent of his role in "Ray". In 2004, the film "Ray"premiered at the Denver Film Festival.....it was so exciting as I got to meet Jamie Foxx. He was very friendly, speaking to all fans who approached him.
For another review: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20272252,00.html
For an NPR interview with Steve Lopez: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103198515