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Great rhythm and blues!
on 31 August 2017
Have watched this at least half a dozen times now and it never gets old. Bought the video, laserdisc & dvd version of this, somehow managed to lose them all, so now coming bang up to date got the streamed version HD. Excellent quality.
As for the film, if you like the old blues sounds, think Ray Charles, then you will love this! Has great humour throughout, which helps with a somewhat improbable script. Great fun even though blues is "not my thing" it's still good to watch a film with great actors and good music.
Actors, supported by a cast of greats; who could not like Aretha Franklin!!
The story: Two brothers have to file a tax return for their old orphanage where they were raised, to do this they need to put their band back together again, the problem being that whilst Jake was serving time in prison; the band effectively moved on. Queue much hilarity as they undertake their "Mission from God" to complete the task.