Director: John Sayles
Cast: Danny Glover, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Charles S. Dutton, Mary Steenburgen
This is not one of Sayles’ best films, but from the king of the independents anything is to be welcome.
Here he brings us a busy little story full of rich characters.
Glover plays the owner of a struggling nightclub – of the title – who hires a promising young musician to boost takings and see off a rival club.
There are, of course, complications along the way – musician falls for Glover’s daughter and there are problems with the local lawman – and all are handled in the excellent Sayles manner.
It does lag a little in the middle, but you can never really find fault with a Sayles story.
Star Rating: 3/5