Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.
Source: Official Movie Website
Very interesting! The movie did an excellent job portraying James Browns genius and life.
His genius was apparent from the scene where, as a kid, he gets knocked out. In his daze he hears the music, similar to an audio dyslexia that was remarkable in his music. I really liked that scene. Another scene I liked was the one where he is castigating his black audience to act with more dignity/integrity during one of his concerts; I found this scene to be very representative of the current racial/police climate. I applaud the movie for making it clear to me how his childhood years influenced his character and lifestyle. Finally, I had recently seen a story on the news about how the most popular songs were one in which a key phrase is repeated, and made that connection to James Brown’s music as well.