Bessie [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [2015]

  • SKU: 28672405
  • Release Date: 09/01/2015
  • Rating: NR
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 12)

Special Features


  • An exclusive, in-depth look at the collaborative process in bringing "Bessie" to life on screen. featuring interviews with Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique, director/co-writer Dee Rees and cast and crew.

Synopsis


Bessie
Queen Latifah stars in this biopic of pioneering singer Bessie Smith, depicting her tempestuous relationships and incomparable artistry in the down-and-dirty world of Southern blues. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Queen Latifah
    Queen Latifah - Bessie Smith
  • Michael Kenneth Williams
    Michael Kenneth Williams
  • Khandi Alexander
    Khandi Alexander
  • Mike Epps
    Mike Epps
  • Tory Kittles
    Tory Kittles



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

92%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent movie. Should be seen by everyone

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    YokweTed
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    A fairly accurate view of Bessie Smith and the trials and racism against black performers in the 1920-1940's. Should be seen by everyone interested in how black music has evolved from African rhythms to jazz and blues music to R&B, hip hop, and rap. A good historical perspective.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    swinbill
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    This is a great movie. Queen Latifa is great Actress and we love watching her in movies and when she performs. My nana told me about this movie cause I didn't even know what it was about. This is a great movie and would recommand this to anyone especially music lovers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fine Performance

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    Ubettasnap
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    The Queen's performance in "Bessie" is worthy of an Oscar. She really brings the live of Bessie into clarity by giving strong convincing performance. I watched it twice over two days because it was just that good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good stuff

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    happy1
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    This was a decent movie Queen Lateef s' performance was excellent but the movie did not tell the whole story. They skipped right over the tragedy of her death and the way she died, I fell that this was important to her whole story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    20's 30's blues singer

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    lonewolf
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    If you are interested in early blues singers this is a good movie to watch. Queen Latifah does a good job portraying Bessie Smith, a leading artist of her day, who did it her way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Came Highly recommended

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    SFJ7166
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    This Movie came highly recommended from others - I had to see this movie - The QUEEN was okay (She's had better parts) I was somewhat disappointed, but overall the movie was tolerable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Queen latifah was amazing

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    Hisclarkness
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    Wonderful movie about a woman a lot of people are not familiar with who paved the way for blacks, women, and the LGBT community through her life

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!!

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    Reese
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    Movie really digs deep into the mind and life of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith! Queen Latifah did an amazing job!!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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