Crossroads, Eugene is an extraordinary talent in classic guitar, but he dreams of being a famous Blues guitarist. So he investigates to find a storied lost song. He asks the legendary Blues musician Willie Brown to help him, but Willie demands to free him from the old-people’s prison first and to really learn the blues on the way to its origin: Mississippi Delta. Eugene doesn’t know yet about Willie’s deal with the devil, that he now wants to revoke.
The people that don’t like Robert Johnson are pure pop fans. Everyone else listens to the blues.
That is what this is, it’s a love letter to the blues via the Robert Johnson crossroads legend, the traveling hobo bluesmen of the 1930s, it’s a thank you to people like WC Handy and everyone that goes down to Memphis and works their way south just to see where it all started.
But, for the pure pop fans, it’s just the Karate Kid with a guitar and the kindly instructor with a harmonica.
If you’re into that kind of thing, it’s a movie you’ll appreciate, you’ll probably even like. But if you’re a pure pop guy… it’s probably not your thing, but watch it anyways, because you wouldn’t even have pop without what this is paying tribute to.