The brilliant and imperfect man of James Brown – A guy who came from nothing that wants to be something.
Plot – A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to the fame of being one of the more influential musicians in history.
Starring – Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis and Dan Akroyd.
Directed by – Tate Taylor
James Brown is a name known to the world of music with the “funk” and the well known voice.
This biopic looks at his life from his turbulent childhood where music became the release for his feelings.
A chance demonstration at a prison led to a new person in his life helping him enter the world of music. A fire and a creative daring – he became a star who created new opportunities in show business in a time where he had to tackle issues such a racism and a standard in thinking of the time.
Along the route to success – he helped develop the African-American community find an identity and that extra bit of self worth when it was desperately needed. On his route to the top, his passion became his downfall as he alienated people around him and became self-destructive. This self destruction led to a rock bottom mistake.
This will be a great movie to watch because it hits all the buttons. It has a great soundtrack, a story of a music legend and a interesting watch overall – Taking the good feeling moments seen in the trailers to the childhood that was not the best.
Mick Jagger took this as a passion project after a emotion filled time. His company helps get this movie going.
Chadwick developed the character of James Brown to a tee to fit the role.
Listening to interviews about James Brown and his influence on music – this is a must for any music lover.
It is out in the UK – TODAY.