Respect: Directed by Liesl Tommy. With Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Tituss Burgess. Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
A perfectly fine biography of one of America’s finest vocal professionals, starring one of our other finest vocal professionals. There’s high drama and plenty of twists and turns, but it’s obvious that everyone involved was emotionally dedicated to making a perfectly fine biography with captivating music.