• I Saw the Light (2016)

I Saw the Light

Release Date: March 25th, 2016

DVD Release Date: July 5th, 2016

R |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Singer and songwriter Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) rises to fame in the 1940s, but alcohol abuse and infidelity take a toll on his career and marriage to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams (Elizabeth Olsen).

Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz, Cherry Jones, Maddie Hasson, Wes Langlois, Wrenn Schmidt

Director: Marc Abraham

Genres: Historical drama , Drama , Biography

Production Co: Bron Studios, Ratpac Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Forbidden love, Love interest, Fall, Marriage, Love, Relationships, Wife, Rise, Gripping, 1940s, Engaging, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Hiddleston’s intense performance lends a little frisson to an otherwise familiar, if gorgeously-mounted tale about a troubled musical genius who is inevitably, gruellingly, felled by his demons. show more

  • 50
    Tricia OlszewskiTheWrap

    Hiddleston, who does his own singing, doesn’t get to show off his chops very often. But when he does, the film comes alive, particularly when Williams finally makes it to the Opry. show more

  • 60
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s unfortunate that Light feels both too traditional and too concerned with showcasing life behind the music, instead of trying to explain why Williams was one of the greatest American musicians of the last century. show more

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