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Respect Rated 12A

Respect

Dir. Liesl Tommy. USA, 2021. 2h 25m. Starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Brenda Nicole Moorer.

The true-story of “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin’s life and career – from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to international superstardom. Singer Jennifer Hudson serves up a powerhouse performance in this bold, crowd-pleasing biographical drama.

'Hudson is the real deal and her Franklin is a miracle' ★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times

‘As a platform for Hudson's prodigious gifts - and as a vehicle through which to experience Aretha's, again - it not only gets the job done, but it gains in potency and feeling.’ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post