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Review: 'Respect' (2021) Dir. Liesl Tommy

Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Marlon Wayans, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Hailey Kilgore, Saycon Sengbloh, Tate Donovan, Heather Headley and Mary J. Blige


"Similar to James Mangolds’ 2005 Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, the story of Aretha takes place at a defining point in American music history, exploring the influences and cultures behind the music that lent as inspiration to young adults who had a voice, but no clear direction where to take it.

Yet, it’s wonderfully refreshing to be reminded of a period where artists were reliant on their natural skill, passion and talent to produce music from the heart in studio sessions; great, toe-tapping and insightful stuff..."

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