Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

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7.3 out of 10 (view IMDb page)

Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues". Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play.

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MPAA Rating:
R for language, some sexual content and brief violence
94 Minutes
drama, music
George C. Wolfe
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Richard Roeper on December 18th, 2020

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Director George C. Wolfe and his team have re-created a gorgeous period-piece look for this Oscar-worthy adaptation of August Wilson's play set in 1920s Chicago. Unforgettably powerful Viola Davis carries the day as Ma, a thunderstorm of unique vocal talent and next-level diva behavior, and Chadwick Boseman's work as the braggadocious trumpeter named Levee stands on its own as the best of the actor's career. Available on Netflix Dec. 18. - Four stars

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