Fun Biopic Whether James Brown Fan or Not: GET ON UP

3 years ago

I know biopics often get a bad name, they can be cliched and predictable or the reverse, so creatively told that you lose the gist of the story and the heart of the intended subject.  I tend to like them good or bad, from offerings like The Runaways (Cherie Currie & Joan Jett) which didn't quite hit the mark, to Ray (Ray Charles) and Walk The Line (Johnny Cash) that rightfully became critically acclaimed films.  I'm just fascinated with the whole rise and fall aspect of telling life stories.  When it comes to director Tate Taylor (The Help) efforts to tell the beginnings, middle and near end of the life of James Brown, I'd put it closely on par with Ray and I've never been a big fan of Brown, the man or his music... READ MORE

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