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What's Love Got to Do with It?

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Powerful bio of Tina Turner with domestic violence, drugs.

Movie R 1993 118 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

wake up women we are human beings

women deserve to be treated equal and women dont deserve to be abuse god gave us our own mind and how we choose to live our mind is totally up to us not to men us women dont have to take the abuse we can be just as strong as a man can be god didnt put women on this earth to get mistreated god put us on earth to to be treated as human beings

Is It Any Good?

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This movie is fueled by dazzling performances from both Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. What's more, it's shot by director Brian Gibson with extraordinary faithfulness to the style and substance of Tina Turner's greatest hits and stage moments (both with her husband and on her own). This is a two-hour journey from the lowest lows -- many graphically brutal scenes with the unrepentant Svengali that was Ike Turner -- to the highest highs -- the fantastic Bassett re-creating Tina's iconic performances with her own astonishing versatility. The voice is always original Tina, but Fishburne's rendition of the Ike Turner sound is more than credible. The soaring talent nearly destroyed by adversity and victimhood is a familiar story, but when combined with the unique sound, style and persona that is Tina Turner, and the commitment of the two stars, it's a thoroughly engrossing film.

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