In 1948, Ray Charles Robinson (Jamie Foxx) is a blind Florida musician with a bus ticket to Seattle and hardly a dime to his name. Less than 10 years later and he’s become one of the biggest names in show business.

Paying full tribute to Charles’ genius, this super film isn’t afraid to shy away from the less savoury aspects of his life – his self-absorption, womanising and heroin addiction – and the result is entertaining, informative and moving.

With an absolutely perfect performance, Oscar-winner Foxx lives and breathes his role, so it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between actor and character.