4 FEBRUARY 2022
RESPECT (12A) 2 hours 25 minutes
Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whittaker star in this biopic of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Following her rise from a child singing in her father's church choir to her international superstardom. There is plenty of music but also the remarkable true story of a musical icon, who lost her mother at 10 years old, endured an abusive marriage and stood up for civil rights.
Aretha Franklin herself picked Jennifer Hudson to play her in the film and the critics have raved over Hudson's performance.
"The music is a joy, of course, a glorious songbook recreated by Hudson's soar and flex. But her performance is as good between the tunes. And before them." (Financial Times)
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