Watched “Great Balls of Fire!” on TV. This movie is based on the biography book of great musician and composer Jerry Lee Lewis. One of the co-authors of the book is Jerry’s “problematic” wife Myra Lewis. “Problematic” she is because that is one of the argued over love stories of the last century. Myra was Jerry’s cousin. And not only that, she was only 13 when they married (he was 22). Not to mention the fact that her father was playing bass in Jerry’s band.
This film is all about music and love. And it has plenty of each. The very usual and beaten to death story of rise and fall is nicely mixed with marriage to very young family member. Excellent acting makes it all interesting to watch and lots of Lewis’s music gives some time to think things over.
7 out of 10.
P.S.: I tuned accidentally and didn’t see the title of the movie, so it took me some time to find what it was. There is still a slight chance that I am talking here about a different film.