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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

2020 . Drama, Music . 1h 34m

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46K total

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About the movie

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Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson's play.

Actors:

Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts

Director:

George C. Wolfe

Rated:

R

Writer:

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson

Language:

English, Italiano

Release:

25 Nov 2020

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Reviews

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1 day ago

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom review: ‘Chadwick Boseman soars’ Chadwick Boseman “deserves the awards buzz” for his performance in this “exciting, trenchant” adaptation of August Wilson’s play

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Alfie Jønsson

4 months ago

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En utrolig smuk film, som dog ikke handler om meget, men som bliver løftet helt afsindig højt af Viola Davis’ performance og vigtigst af alt, Chadwick Boseman’s sidste rolle, som han spiller fuldstændig fantastisk!! Wow, en skam han ikke løb med den Oscar

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Audrey image

5 months ago

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A great final role for our dearly departed Chadwick Boseman. As usual, Viola Davis slays. I would give a higher rating, but I’ve never really been a fan of stage plays being turned into movies. They’re just not that entertaining on screen.

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Elliot C image

5 months ago

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This is an adapted play, and it feels like it. The monologues, the long shots, and the the distinctive sets. Some great acting and it has meaning to it, with compelling symbolism and narratives.

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Raquel Torre González

7 months ago

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While being mindful that this is adapted from an August Wilson play, so the film is centered around the script and its performances, I was truly blown away. The design is beautiful, the content heartbreaking, and the performances LEGENDARY. Again, it feels very “stagey”, as if I was watching a play more than a film, but it was beautiful.

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7 months ago

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Chadwick Boseman delivers a phenomenal final performance alongside the titan that is Viola Davis in this film about the power struggle between Davis' Ma Rainey and Boseman's Levee. Great music and great writing abound in this film by George C Wolfe.

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Alessandro Pintus

8 months ago

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Beautifully acted movie that will make you feel like you're watching a play. Great if you loved Inglorious Basterds.

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Ryan Liffey

8 months ago

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Not at all what I expected. Based on a play by August Wilson. Had I known this before watching it would’ve made more sense. An absolutely phenomenal performance from Chadwick Boseman. He makes the film and it really is Oscar worthy. RIP

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9 months ago

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Framed by a pair of powerhouse performances, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom pays affectionate tribute to a blues legend -- and Black culture at large.

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Anya Clifton

9 months ago

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Great movie - Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman are both incredible. As a jazz fan and having studied it the music is amazing and so on point, apart from the last scene!

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4 months ago

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2020 🏆 Best Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling

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Barbara Couch

8 months ago

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Historial drama was good. Focused view of character was good. Found myself wanting more length wise.

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A B

3 days ago

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