Flick In A Limerick

A woman blessed with a voice as a gift
Became an icon and started a cultural shift
The joy she would bring
From the way she could sing
Provided a generation soulful uplift

Shot Caller – Kasi Lemmons

Role Play (Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie, Nafessa Williams, Clarke Peters)

Nose Candy

“About love the things we do to get it and the things we do to keep it.”

“When God gives you a gift you have to use it right.”

“To sing with the gods, sometimes you need a ladder.”

“I don’t know how to sing black, and I don’t know how to sing white either. I know how to sing.”

“Let’s try to find a song that isn’t about love, that’s right there aren’t any.”

“ If you don’t do anything else in your life. You did that how it was supposed to be done.”

Style Points

+Re-enactment Performances
+Radio station interview speech
+Clyde Davis intervention
+Hospital altercation

Money Shot

Super Bowl Performance

The Big Finish

The Voice. Naomi Ackie did an excellent job in her portrayal of icon Whitney Houston and would like to see more from her. The performance re-enactments were all shot well and with modern technology really gave them a different aesthetic. I really liked how this movie did not shy away from aspects of Whitney’s life that molded her. Such as her rumored lesbian relationship, feelings on how she was viewed from black audiences and her drug usage. I would have liked to see more creativeness with the overall style and could have gone more in depth on certain plot points to prevent it from being a standard biopic. Overall I Wanna Dance With Somebody is entertaining and a tribute to a once in a lifetime singer.

-Caleb Harris

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