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'We Are Kings' has heart of blues but misses art of filmmaking
'We Are Kings' has heart of blues but misses art of filmmaking

A love letter to the blues, "We Are Kings" is a spirited if technically wobbly feel-good road movie about a down-and-out musician named I Be King (Sammy Blue) on a quest to keep his club with a little out-of-body assistance from the apparition of his bedridden wife (blues belter and former Raelette, Rita Graham). When the bank seizes their small-town Mississippi juke joint, bluesman King takes to the road in a rundown Winnebago, picking up a veritable band of young supporters along the way including a pair of homeless musicians (Jonathon "Boogie" Long and 2006 "America's Got Talent" winner Bianca Ryan) and an Internet-savvy runaway rapper (Pryce D....

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