Get On Up

By Melinda - AV

February 27, 2015

Get On Up is about the life story of James Brown (played by Chadwick Boseman), the legendary Godfather of Soul.  This film tells us about Brown’s rise from extreme poverty, abandonment, abuse, and being in jail as a young adolescent and how he was able to overcome all of his life struggles and still follow his dream to be a singer.  Brown began his music career joining an R& B group known as the “The Famous Flames”.  From there, Brown’s music career took off with many twists and turns and he became known as one of the most loved, iconic, and influential entertainers of the 20th century.  I really enjoyed this movie and it kept me entertained.  The movie has great energy and music and it will make you want to “get on up” and dance.  Overall Rating: A-

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