I SAW THE LIGHT.
Byline: With DAVID EDWARDS
Cert 15, Running time 124mins
Casting Brit Tom Hiddleston as county-and-western singer Hank Williams turns out to be the least of this film's problems.
It takes some doing to turn a story about the man who sold millions of records before dying at just 29 into such a listless experience, but, against all odds, the makers have managed to do just that.
Focusing on Williams' life from 1944 to 1953, the movie subjects us LISTLESS: Tom as singer Hank to the usual cliches of having a wife (Elizabeth Olsen) who is browned off at constant touring, a husband enjoying too much booze and a couple of dutiful concert recreations.
Fatally, there's no attempt to explore the singer's inner demons or his penchant for headstrong, domineering women.
Hiddleston certainly looks the part while his singing is heartfelt but unconvincing.