Take Me Home: The John Denver Story

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  • TV-G
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.0  (643)

Take Me Home: The John Denver Story is a touching biographical drama based on the life of the iconic American singer-songwriter John Denver. Released in the year 2000, the movie is directed by Jerry London and stars Chad Lowe, Kristin Davis, and Gerald McRaney in lead roles. The film traces the journey of Denver from his early days in New Mexico to his soaring career in the music industry, his personal struggles, and eventual untimely death.

The movie begins with a young John Denver, then known as Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., struggling to make a name for himself in the music industry. With the support of his family, John moves to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for music. There, he meets up with his future bandmates and forms The Chad Mitchell Trio. However, the band’s success is short-lived and John feels disappointed and disillusioned with the music industry.

Frustrated with his career, John travels to Aspen, where he is welcomed by the locals and finds solace in the natural beauty of the place. It is in Aspen that he meets Annie (Kristin Davis), a beautiful and talented photographer. They quickly fall in love and get married, but their happiness is short-lived as John’s career takes off and he becomes more and more consumed by his work.

As John becomes a household name and his music touches millions of lives, he remains torn between his love for Annie and his passion for music. Despite the fame, John struggles with substance abuse and his personal relationships suffer as a result. His struggles culminate in his divorce from Annie, which devastates him.

Amidst all this turmoil, Denver is constantly haunted by the memory of his father, who died in a plane crash when John was a young boy. John feels responsible for his father’s death and carries the guilt with him throughout his life. The movie poignantly portrays John’s longing for his father and his attempts to reconnect with his mother and family roots.

The latter half of the movie highlights Denver’s stark realization of the importance of family, love, and nature in his life. He meets his second wife, Cassandra (Melissa Errico), and they start a family together. Denver’s music becomes more soulful and reflective, capturing the essence of his own personal journey, his love for Colorado and the natural world, and his longing for peace and serenity.

Throughout the movie, Denver’s music forms the heart and soul of the narrative, and the beautifully crafted scenes capture the emotions behind some of his iconic songs. Chad Lowe delivers a remarkable performance as John Denver, capturing the essence of his personality, his struggles, and his growth over the years.

Kristin Davis delivers a nuanced portrayal of Annie, the woman who loved Denver unconditionally, even during his most difficult times. Gerald McRaney is impressive as Denver’s manager, Hal. His portrayal is intense and adds an extra layer of depth to Denver's story.

In summary, Take Me Home: The John Denver Story is a moving tribute to one of America’s most beloved singers. It is a story of passion, loss, love, and redemption. The movie is a must-watch for fans of John Denver and for those who want to experience the poignant journey of a man who left an indelible mark on the world of music.

Take Me Home: The John Denver Story is a 2000 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

Take Me Home: The John Denver Story
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    1 hr 30 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (643)