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Bessie (2015)

TV Movie   |  TV-MA   |    |  Biography, Drama, Music

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The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

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  • Tory Kittles at an event for Bessie (2015)
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  • Selah Avery in Bessie (2015)
  • Queen Latifah in Bessie (2015)
  • Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung at an event for Bessie (2015)
  • Queen Latifah at an event for Bessie (2015)

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17 June 2016 | Kirpianuscus
an introduction
an introduction to a splendid career and bitter life. beautiful, seductive, impressing in few scenes. but only a good and useful introduction to the universe of Bessie Smith. and this is not a real surprise. it represents the recipes of many biopics who use great cast, splendid costumes, recreates the spirit of period but the afraid to make mistakes impose only a sketch of presented personality. sure, it is enough to listen her music for understand it. and against my belief than Viola Davies could be the best choice for the role of Bessie Smith, Queen Latifah does a great job. but not the slices of life, as isolated pieces from a puzzle are the wrong fact but the end who seems be not reasonable. to difficult to recreate in the most inspired manner a spectacular career, Bessie Smith becomes a symbol. a reasonable choice. but, maybe, not the best.

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