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Plot: An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal. Runtime: 102 mins Release Date: 29 Sep 1995
1946 And Easy Rawlins is hired to find a woman known to frequent the black areas of the city.In trying to find her Easy get's caught in a web of lies and deceit t (by bluesman-20)
A Fantastic 90's film noir Carl Franklin creates a movie that draws you in and it holds your attention from the beginning of the movie When Easy is hired to do the job to the films Unexpected ending this movie showcases aspects of the Easy Rawlins Books it keeps in touch with Author Walter Mosely's vision and not a lot of books can say that. This movie is in many ways superior to L.A.Confidential that book had too many plot lines and had to be boiled down to one basic plot. Devil in a blue dress is streamlined and it does not have the distractions that confidential does It Is simple <more>
Easy Rawlins is hired to do a job based on his skin color alone Easy needs the money but Easy is also a man of conscience who will not just stand by and let the bad guys win even if it costs him in the end. Easy Rawlins is a moral man and Denzel Washington's portrayal of him is excellent as is Don Cheadle's chilling portrayal of Mouse Easy's best friend who is also a killer and who has strong legalities to his only friend.A all the way round rewarding movie that does stay in your memory long after you see it.
One of the best book to movie adaptations ever. (by Newsense)
Look, I'm not one of those rabid dog book fans that trash a movie based on a book just because it didn't follow the book 100%. I actually read Devil In A Blue Dress years before I saw the motion picture. Now even though the movie changed certain things around, its still pretty good in its own way. The movie is about 85% faithful to the book and even with that in mind it didn't destroy the fond memories of the novel.The story: Easy Rawlins Denzel Washington is a world war veteran that is fired from his job at a defense plant. Things in his life get worse when he meets a mysterious <more>
fellow by the name of Dewitt Albright Tom Sizemore pays him money to find a woman by the name of Daphne Monet Jennifer Beals .Denzel is perfect as Easy Rawlins and I doubt I could have picked a better person to play Ezekiel Rawlins. Tom Sizemore does a pretty good job as well as Dewitt Albright. He is a creep without being overbearing. Don Cheadle does a pretty good job as Mouse, Easy's crazy but loyal friend. Like I said the movie is 85% loyal to the book so there are a few things the movie changed around like the way Albright really died and a few things left out like the numerous love scenes with Easy and Daphne . Despite that Devil In A Blue Dress is still a treat not just for the fans of Walter Mosley's famous book but to the fans of black cinema period. Two thumbs up.
Denzel & Jennifer Were Fantastic Together! (by whpratt1)
Missed this film and recently viewed this great film going back into the 1940s. It was great to see a very young Denzel Washington Easy Rawlins ,"Training Day",'01, who managed to have his own home in Los Angeles and was very well liked by his neighbors and many friends. The photography was outstanding and depicted what life was life after WWII and how living conditions were among the black and white communities. Easy Rawlins meets Jennifer Beals, Daphne Monet ,"Break a Leg",'03, who seems to get him in all kinds of trouble, however, there is a great spark and <more>
attraction between the two of them. After viewing this picture, I can fully understand why this picture is Titled,"Devil in a Blue Dress", Daphne managed to get quite a few people KILLED!
A Different Shade Of Film Noir (by ccthemovieman-1)
This is the kind of film that can stay with you for awhile after you watch it: a haunting kind of film that isn't always pleasant or easy to understand but you remember it. It also helps to have a fondness for the 1940 film noir movies.It doesn't help that it appears racist in nature with people of one color all being the bad guys while people with another color all the good guys. I won't say which is which, but if the colors were reversed, there would have been an outcry about the obvious bias here by screenwriter-director Carl Franklin. Despite this, it's still a fascinating <more>
movie that just oozes with the 1940s atmosphere. Great narration in there, a la film noir, great automobiles and great sets. It puts you right into the late 40s in Los Angeles, a little bit like the film Chinatown.Denzel Washington does a nice job with the narration and the lead role, the character of "Easy Rawlins," off the book by Walter Moseley which I read and recommend . Tom Sizemore and Don Cheadle play very intense characters in supporting roles, particularly Cheadle as the trigger-happy "Mouse." Jennifer Beals is alluring as the mysterious "Daphne Monet."The film is a bit confusing in parts and was especially so for me since the book was not exactly the same and had a totally different ending. Nonetheless, the film has always fascinated me and drawn me back for multiple viewings. It's good storytelling and it would be fun to see more of Moseley's books translated to the big screen.
Murder, Corruption & Crossing The Line (by seymourblack-1)
An ordinary guy in a fix tries to get out of it, but in so doing, actually gets himself in deeper trouble. This type of plot may be very familiar but it's also utterly irresistible. What makes it so compelling is that it's the type of predicament that most people can immediately relate to and as a consequence soon find themselves empathising with the hapless protagonist. In "Devil In A Blue Dress" the audience's inclination to respond in this way is made even stronger by the use of a narration which also helps to drive the story forward.In 1948 L.A. World War 11 veteran, <more>
ex-factory worker and homeowner Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins Denzel Washington finds himself unemployed and in urgent need of funds to keep his mortgage payments up to date. Easy's efforts to find a job have, so far, drawn a blank and the longer his predicament continues, the more desperate his need for work becomes. Knowing of his plight, one of his friends introduces him to DeWitt Albright Tom Sizemore who claims that he's a man who "does favours for friends". Albright offers Easy $100 to find a mysterious woman called Daphne Monet Jennifer Beals who was the fiancée of a mayoral candidate who'd withdrawn from the race when she'd disappeared.Easy is instinctively suspicious of Albright but can't afford to turn down the money on offer. He takes the job and soon finds that his misgivings were well founded as his investigations lead to him being suspected of two murders, being beaten by the police and also threatened by Albright's henchmen as well as Monet's half brother.It later emerges that Daphne's association with her gangster half brother and her mixed racial heritage had derailed both her relationship with her fiancé and also his political ambitions. His opponent's candidature would also be brought to an abrupt end, however, if his own personal depravity and its connection with the two murders were to be exposed. Through his efforts to complete his investigations, Easy gets well rewarded financially but also gets involved in some more life threatening violence."Devil In A Blue Dress" is a Raymond Chandler influenced thriller with a typically complicated plot about blackmail, murder, immorality and corruption which also features numerous moments of unexpected humour. Its recreation of the period in which the action is set looks really authentic and the choice of colours used reinforces this impression. The atmosphere of the time is also enhanced powerfully by the superb soundtrack."Devil In A Blue Dress" depicts a time in which racial segregation was a part of everyday life and the dangers of crossing the lines were very real. DeWitt Albright was a white man who avoided crossing the line by hiring Easy to undertake an investigation which needed to be carried out predominantly in the black community. Daphne Monet's romance was blighted by racism and Easy's discomfort in situations where he had to cross the line was also very clear.This movie features a fascinating bunch of characters and the choice of Denzel Washington for the lead role is perfect as he personifies so well the down to earth nature of a decent man who has to deal with difficult circumstances. The entire cast give very creditable performances but Don Cheadle's portrayal of Easy's gun happy psycho friend from Huston is a real standout.
Modern day noir classic. (by PopCulturedwithMovieMike)
I'm not sure why I had never heard of this film before. Thanks to Netflix for recommending it to me. I really enjoyed it. Devil in a Blue Dress stars Denzel Washington as "Easy" Rawlins, a hard working man trying to achieve the American dream in the 40's. Easy is asked to track down a missing woman and soon finds himself tangled in a murder mystery. Devil in a Blue Dress plays out like a noir film. It's equipped with a voice over by Washington as well as dames with long legs Jennifer Beals. Denzel gives his normal amazing performance, but he's overshadowed by Don <more>
Cheadle, who plays Easy's homicidal homie. Cheadle is so volatile you feel like he can explode at any moment. There are some strong themes of race and what it was like living as a black person in a post-war America. If you're a fan of some of the actors in the film or a fan of the genre, I would highly recommend Devil in a Blue Dress.
To call this one of the most underrated films of the last ten years, is an understatement. This film is up there with Chinatown' and L.A Confidential. . Denzel Washington is cool, and smart. Don Cheadle is stand out as the cold killer with a smile, mouse.But the real praise must go to Carl Franklin, who proves that One false move' was not just a fluke As much as I liked the film 'L.A. Confidential' my problem with it was that a lot of black characters where being brutalised, without any chance to fight back. In this film they fight back. We have a black hero, someone who <more>
is as smart anyone else and in some cases smarter.I hope that one day someone will film the rest of the Easy' Rawlins books.
Dazzling atmosphere, Washington make this a winner (by dfranzen70)
Denzel Washington plays Easy Rawlins, a down-on-his-luck sometime machinist, sometime detective in late-1940's L.A. Seems someone wants him to find a mysterious white lady in a blue dress Jennifer Beals who's thought to have been seen in a blacks-only club. Enter Easy, who with his connections can get into the club and find the girl. But, of course, there's more to this plot than just that, or else it'd be a mighty short film. The atmosphere is a major asset here; director Carl Franklin has done a magnificent job not only of recreating the Los Angeles of the late forties but <more>
also of showing the story from the black perspective, a rarity in film. All the sights and sounds are there, and if you concentrate real hard you can even detect the smells, too. Washington's aces, of course, as usual; makes you wonder if he'll do any more adaptations of Walter Mosley books starring Easy Rawlins. He's aided by a very good supporting cast, including Beals and Tom Sizemore playing a heavy, surprise surprise! . Fans of Washington should watch this, but really anyone who likes film noir will approve.
I am glad I caught this film on TV; it was great entertainment and executed well.I don't want to ramble on too much, so here goes. The acting is great - Washington giving another good performance. His narration was suitably dry too. Cheadle just chewed on the scenery. He was hardly in the film, but when he was, his impact as Mouse was powerful. Elsewhere, Beals was good as the titular devil in the blue dress. Sizemore was good as the sleaze ball who hires Washington - yet he seems to good at playing these types in all his films.The aesthetic of the film was enticing. The smooth <more>
camera-work was mesmerising. The first shot that tracks through the busy streets and then cranes up through the window to Easy is so Hitchcock - or any director of film noir for that matter. The colours are beautiful too, from the orange skies in the day, to the hazy blues at night.The story is gripping, if a tad predictable. If you like your Sam Spade and your Marlowes this film will be fine for you. The ending where Washington closes in on a house in the hills is very 'Big Sleep'. Devil In A Blue Dress is unique in terms of perspective. The story is told from a black males view point and this makes the film very interesting to watch. No more all-white worlds of the 40's generation. This film shows both sides of the coin, and doesn't end up with a chip on both shoulders.The film may be a tad predictable, but this should not deter you. This film is underrated and deserves your attention. Very entertaining.