Get On Up
First screened in August 2014
Director: Tate Taylor. Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Lennie James, Jill Scott, Craig Robinson, Aunjanue Ellis, Tika Sumpter, Brandon Smith, Octavia Spencer, Fred Melamed, Ahna O'Reilly. Screenplay: Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth and Steven Baigelman.
Pulls everything smartly together for a couple of ...oh! Hold it. That wasn't the end.
Flush with good intentions. Grapples laudably with contradic nope, we've still got two more endings coming. Hang tight.
One Mo' Time!:
Attempts Vie en Rose-ish spiral of biographical impressions but misses the mad melodramatic thrum. Boseman's on, though.
Takes more risks in construction and tone than I'd have wagered going in, though such non-linearity has itself become more familiar, and individual episodes often obey recognizable arcs.
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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+