Movie review by Amanda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Serious themes, stellar songs in mature Franklin biopic.

PG-13 2021 145 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 11+

Jennifer Hudson is amazing. Entertaining. Very well acted and scripted.

Jennifer Hudson is amazing. Entertaining. Very well acted and scripted.

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age 14+

It’s Life

I have no idea if the movie depicts what really happened in Aretha’s life, but it tells a believable story. The music was good. The acting drew me into the story enough that sometimes you’d like to just shake Aretha and say straighten up and get out of that mess. Lots of complex relationships in the movie like real life. Probably more interesting to those who grew up in the era and experienced the real Aretha Franklin. They movie would have me believe that while it took her a while, Aretha finally persevered and got on top of her life challenges. Certainly in real life Aretha was a top star who delivered some of the best music of her era and even now. Overall somewhere between 3 and 4 stars - worth a watch.

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