27 November 2018 | Ed-Shullivan
Actors Woody McClain, Mekhi Phifer, and Gabrielle Dennis nailed it but part 2 was focused on too many funerals
There are a lot of music and movie fans that are more than a bit curious about the early and later lives of singer Bobby Brown and his more famous superstar ex-wife Whitney Houston. The actors who starred in this made for TV biography were great and it is quite evident that they wanted to do a good job and I believe they exceeded expectations.
Part 1 of the Bobby Brown story was interesting as there was some true insight into Bobby's early life and successes with the the group New Edition which helped catapult Bobby Brown's solo career. Part 1 also told the story of how Bobby and Whitney first met and their romance and subsequent marriage and only child together named Bobbi Kristina Brown (played well by actress Donshea Hopkins) all happened slower than many other stars who fall head over heels rather quickly. No, Bobby and Whitney's relationship was a slow romance as both of their solo careers were on high speed.
Part 2 focussed on another speed (cocaine) though and Bobby and Whitney's rapid downward spiral which ended their marriage. Remember the comedy/romance 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral which starred Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell? Well, in The Bobby Brown Story I lost interest through part 2 after not one (1) funeral, not two (2) funerals, not three (3) funerals, but after watching their fourth (4) funeral. Bobby's loved ones were dropping like flies and to be quite frank, this storyline does not hold a fans attention or garner a lot of empathy.
Drugs kill and fame and fortune do not buy happinessl. I rate the film a 6 out of 10 rating for part 1 only, part 2 is more than just a bit sad and depressing.