Get On Up
- 2h 19min
- Directed by: Tate Taylor
- Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd
- UK release: 21 November 2014
Toe-tapping, booty-shaking, ultimately exhilarating biopic of James Brown (Boseman), revealing his abusive tendencies as well as his explosive showmanship, and his tormented relationships with mother Susie (Davis), friend bobby Byrd (Ellis) and manager (Aykroyd). Boseman is compelling and charismatic off-stage as well as on.
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Get On Up17 Nov 2014
Exhilarating James Brown biopic featuring a barnstorming Chadwick Boseman
One word perfectly describes Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic: funky. The ‘Godfather of Soul’ was such a force of nature, anything less than a toe-tapping, booty-shaking, yeow of a movie would’ve done him a disservice. Thankfully, Taylor (who made The…
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