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A Movie Review of Chelsea Walls by S

Updated on April 27, 2012
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A Poet Opens The Movie With Prose...

A dancer dances through the halls.

A poet talks about ghosts and a conversation with Dylan Thomas in the elevator.

A guitarist sings his heart out.

These are some of the things that go on at the Chelsea Hotel.

Meet the inhabitants of the Chelsea and watch the intricacy of their lives as they intertwine and unfold.


An Adorned Cast

  • Dean the Poet - Played by John Seitz

A poet who came to the Chelsea to help a friend and never left.

  • Skinny Bones the Blues Singer - Played by Jimmy Scott

An elderly blues singer with great passion and wisdom. Jimmy Scott does a wonderful performance of the late John Lennon's Jealous Guy.

  • Frank the Artist - Played by Vincent D'onofrio

An artist who paints to pay his rent. He is a friend and possible love interest to the waitress Grace.

  • Grace the Waitress - Played by Uma Thurman

A waitress who is struggling to find a purpose in life and love. She is good friends with the artist Frank.

  • Terry the Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter - Played by Robert Sean Leonard

He is a man torn by deep emotions and feelings. These feelings come out in the music he is driven to create.

  • Ross the Guitarist - Played by Steve Zahn

He plays guitar with Terry, his friend. Terry helped him to find purpose in his life.

  • Bud the Writer - Played by Kris Kristofferson

Bud is a frustrated writer who is brilliant but troubled by alcoholism and an obsession with women.

  • Mary the Lover - Played by the late Natasha Richardson

A lady tormented with her lover, Bud, who could never return her love.

  • Greta the Lover - Played by Tuesday Weld

A woman in love with Bud who tries to help him out of his downward spiral.

  • Audrey the Poet - Played by Rosario Dawson

A poet who lives at the Chelsea with Val, a man who is the love of her life.

  • Val the Lover - Played by Mark Webber

Val is crazy about Audrey and is always working to make a better life for them.


Poems, Songs and Credits

  • Directed by Ethan Hawke
  • Based on the play written by Nicole Burdette
  • An Under The Influence film


Songs and Poems -


Under Mile Wood

Written by Dylan Thomas

Performed by John Seitz


What A Little Moonlight Can Do

Written by Harry Wood

Performed by Billy Holiday


The Lonely 1

Written by Jeff Tweedy

Performed by Robert Sean Leonard


Remember Me

Lyrics by Nicole Burdette

Music by Wilco

Performed by Frank Whalst and Wilco


Jealous Guy

Written by John Lennon

Performed by Jimmy Scott, Mike Kahan, Hill Greene, Victor Jones, Jay Bennett, John Stirratt, and Ken Coomer


When The Roses Bloom Again

Performed by Billy Bragg and Wilco


Softly And Tenderly

Written by Will L. Thompson

Performed by Robert Sean Leonard


Lament

Written by Dylan Thomas

Performed by John Seitz


Our Review

This movie received little acclamation by critics. We feel this movie was a wonderful work of art, including very dramatic performances by the cast concerning both character portrayal and in regards to the songs and poetry performed. The movie is heartfelt and eloquent and deserves better recognition. Please feel free to post your comments on the film here, if any. We feel this movie is a must see.

Thank you!

- S. and Christopher


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    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      sure. will do.

    • Christopher Dapo profile imageAUTHOR

      Christopher Dapo and S. 

      5 years ago from Havelock, NC

      I'm sure you'll enjoy it, PDX. Thanks for commenting and, if you like, come back after you've seen this and let us know what you think. - Chris and S.

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Wow! What a cast! I'll check this out for sure.

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