Just one more week of classes, then finals, then the semester is over! Today I will be reviewing the film version of Devil in the Blue Dress. If you have not read my review of the book please click here.
So Devil in the Blue Dress is about an African American man who is hired to find a Caucasian woman. This movie stars Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle and Jennifer Beals (in my last post I said Jessica, so my apologies). If you do not know who any of these actors are then you must’ve been hiding under a rock your whole life. The movie itself wasn’t spectacular but Denzel always gives 110% no matter what. It took me off guard when I found out that Cheadle was going to be playing Mouse. Even though he very much so fit the character description I just couldn’t see Cheadle being a trigger-happy killer. But his performance stood out the most. He gave a humorous feel to Mouse’s otherwise serious character. Jennifer Beals is gorgeous, let’s get that out of the way first, but like Cheadle her being cast as Daphne Monet caught me off guard. Especially because in the book Daphne is described as having blond hair and blue eyes, whereas Beals has dark hair and dark eyes. I think it worked out better this way because Beals herself is biracial so most likely she would have darker features. Out of all the characters the three mentioned above were the ones who matched their character descriptions the most. Tom Sizemore plays Albright who is the man that hires Easy (Washington) to find Daphne. I pictured Albright to be tall and skinny and very, for lack of a better word, gangster-like. I didn’t get that vibe from him at all. He played his part well, however.
As I said before the movie wasn’t Oscar-worthy or anything like that but it was still interesting to watch.
Until next time!