Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Tate Donovan, Mary J. Blige, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Brenda Nicole Moorer


Musical bio-drama directed by Liesl Tommy. The story follows the rise of Aretha Franklin’s (Jennifer Hudson) career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to becoming an international superstar and legend.


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We’ll add the best quotes once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now here’s a small selection.




Dinah Washington: How many albums have you had?
Aretha Franklin: Four.
Dinah Washington: And no hits. Honey, find the songs that move you. Until you do that, you ain’t going nowhere.


Jerry Wexler: Aretha, you do talk, don’t you? Not just sing?
Aretha Franklin: I’d like you to call me Miss Franklin.


Aretha Franklin: You have to disturb the peace when you can’t get no peace.


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