RESPECT AND THE "GENIUS"
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin. One of the best biographies in motion of the woman who sang her way to becoming the crowned Queen of Soul.
It is so deeply engaging that audiences cannot help but live the life in unison. We see her singing her heart out in the choir of her father’s church. He is played by famous actor Forest Whitaker. As the story goes, she was so passionate about performing with her voice that it was inevitable she became a top star.
But as things unfold we see how her marriage was very abusive. No doubt very reminiscent of that of Tina Turner’s and quite a few other great singers who were women.
Further into the movie, like her dad, C.L. Franklin, she became also a regular civil rights activist. In short, ‘Respect’ has its place among the most emotional cinematic wonders of the world! What you want – baby youve got it!
Skye Dakota Turner as young Aretha Franklin
Forest Whitaker as C. L. Franklin
Marlon Wayans as Ted White
Audra McDonald as Barbara Siggers Franklin
Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler
Tituss Burgess as James Cleveland
Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin
Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin
Tate Donovan as John Hammond
Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington
Kelvin Hair as Sam Cooke
Heather Headley as Clara Ward
ARETHA FRANKLIN - QUEEN OF SOUL!
"Respect" Yours Truly Aretha