The Green Mile

Jays Rating:

A powerful movie you won’t want to miss is The Green Mile. Based on Steven King’s book by the same name, the setting is death row of a maximum-security prison in Louisiana known as “E” block. The year is 1935. Tom Hanks plays a sympathetic guard named Paul whose life is forever changed when a 7 foot 300 pound convict named John Coffey, played by Michael Duncan, is brought to E block. Later, when Coffey simply touches Paul with his hand and heals him of a bladder infection, Paul realizes that the soft-spoken black man possesses a special gift. Coffey uses his gift several times while awaiting execution. When it’s finally Coffey’s turn in the electric chair, Paul wonders if he is assisting in the death of an innocent man. I was going to remark that this film is electrifying, but instead I’ll just say this is a very moving drama that will make you think, make you laugh and make you cry. In fact it’s an emotional roller coaster. Maybe it wasn’t Goo bers that made me sick, it was motion sickness. This is one of the best-acted, best-directed films of the year and I give it an A rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.