The original 1927 film of The Jazz Singer left audience
members gasping when star Al Jolson uttered the words "You ain't heard nothing yet." The film became credited as the first Hollywood "talkie" and is still held in wide regard.
This schmaltzy remake of sorts sees Neil Diamond in the Jolson
role, a singer involved in a feud with his dad and doting girlfriend. The songs (including "Love On The Rocks") make a basis for a good album, but have very little to do with the jazz
There are two types of people in the world, those who like
Neil Diamond and those who don't, and if you should fall into the latter category, this film should be avoided completely. It was probably a poor career decision for Diamond, who never really cut
it as an actor, and it was certainly a poor decision for him to appear in blackface for certain scenes. Laughable. The music's fine, the film is poor.