I Saw the Light

Genre:  Drama, Musical
Running Time:  123 min.
Release Date: April 8, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal, Ottawa, Calgary - April 8, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary
DVD: July 5, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
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Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt

Inspiration: Hank Williams


The story of Hank Williams, widely considered one of the most influential musical acts of the 20th century. Hank (Tom Hiddleston) is a talented and young country music star. He meets Mae (Elizabeth Olsen), a beautiful and earnest young woman, whom he marries and with whom he has his first son.

He vows to be the perfect husband, as well as the father he himself never had, but begins to drink more heavily as he becomes more famous. He also starts cheating on Mae on his various tours across America and eventually becomes addicted to painkillers. His life quickly spirals out of control, and, like many musicians before and after him, ends tragically, and much too soon.

Based on the book Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William (Bill) MacEwen.

Director: Marc Abraham
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Marc Abraham, Brett Ratner, Aaron L. Gilbert, G. Marq Roswell
Screenplay: Marc Abraham
Official Site: ISawtheLightFilm.com

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  • 4 stars "Well done and thought provoking. Great job by the actors. Tom Hiddleston has a great voice and was channeling Hank. Definite must see!!"