This is a MUST see movie for any Hank Williams Fan! I have loved Hank William's music since I first heard him on the family radio as a small boy in the early 1950s. I had seen a portion of this film on television several years ago and was intrigued by the acting job done by Bucky Waters. He makes Hank Williams come alive in every imaginable manner - he is so convincing that one can easily suppose he or she is watching Hank himself. The setting, activities and music in this Canadian filmed and produced movie is very realistic in keeping with the character and down-home aura of what was arguably country music's greatest star. All that I have ever heard or read of "Luke the Drifter" supports the characterization portrayed in this entertaining film. Everyone in the film is quite believable and the scenery and acting takes the viewer back to an era and life style long past. I was pleased that there was great emphasis put on Hank's thoughts concerning God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Perhaps the film's message does not fit well in the political correctness conscious society we have gravitated to in our day, but it certainly presents the attitudes, impressions, and personality of Hank Williams Sr in a correct and frankly honest manner. I am a 60-year-old man and I wept the last 15 minutes of this very moving film. My only complaint with this movie is that it could have been 2 or 3 hours longer and included many more of this prolific songwriter's moving lyrics. Anyone purchasing this movie, regardless of whether a Hank Williams fan or not will not be disappointed. It's a keeper!
Submitted by a reviewer (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA) 3/27/2006