Based on a play set in 1927 jazz era of Chicago. The film surrounds a recording session of Ma Rainey played incredibly by the great Viola Davis. She comes to blows with the young trumpet played Levee played by the late great Chadwick Boseman. The film has some great set pieces and music. The film also has some great dialogue and some terrific scenes of characters going at each other. If you love films based on plays you will love this movie. Viola Davis is phenomenal as the lead singer she has such a presence on screen. Boseman in his last performance really gives it his all. He has some really funny and also really emotional scenes. The whole cast do a great supporting job as well. I really enjoyed this film. It is one of the best films of 2020.