Nina [Blu-ray] [2016]

  • SKU: 5450152
  • Release Date: 09/06/2016
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 26)

Synopsis


Nina
This biopic of legendary musician Nina Simone (Zoe Saldana) focuses on the singer in her sixties as she forges an unusual relationship with a younger nurse named Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo), whom she asks to be her personal assistant and accompany her to the South of France. Henderson is soon forced to deal with Simone's erratic behavior, and he ultimately tries to mount a comeback concert for her in New York City. Written and directed by Cynthia Mort. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Zoe Saldana
    Zoe Saldana - Nina Simone
  • David Oyelowo
    David Oyelowo - Clifton Henderson
  • Mike Epps
    Mike Epps - Richard Pryor
  • Ella Thomas
    Ella Thomas - Lorraine Hansberry
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    Siena Goines - Heather



Overall customer rating

3.9
89%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A 15-time Grammy nominee and Grammy Hall of Famer

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    Chazz
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    She was one of the century's most extraordinary talents, a 15-time Grammy nominee and Grammy Hall of Fame Recipient; her mesmerizing songs and passionate politics combined to make her the unforgettable Nina Simone (Zoe Saldana). But fame and fortune came with a price, and her later years were riddled with depression, alcohol abuse and isolation. Rediscovering the meaning of her life and work took courage, strength and one true friend: Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo), the man who started out as her assistant and eventually became her loyal manager. With Clifton's encouragement, the "high priestess of soul" began a courageous journey back to her music ... and, eventually, herself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wanted so much more

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    Jonese
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    I was excited to see that it came out on Blu-ray and couldn't wait to buy it. I had heard that Nina Simone's daughter didn't want this movie to made, and after watching it, I can kinda of see why. I am a huge Nina fan and this movie could have been so great, and fell flat in my eyes. I do love that there is interest in Nina Simone and I loved the documentary that came out on Netflix (What Happened Miss Simone?) and was much better then this movie... I only own it because the music is great and was impressed with Zoe Saldana's ability to sing the songs herself.. I would only recommend this movie to people who love her music or who want to see what kind of person she was..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible movie and so unrealistic

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    Rockey
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    This movie does nothing to show the true spirit of Nina Simone. Using makeup to "lighten" an actor or "dark face" to make a statement simply is insulting and does absolutely nothing to share the true story of the Great Nina Simone. The Netflix production certainly comes much closer to the "real" Nina, this movie really degrades her and the role she played in the great civil rights movement in this country.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Drama

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    DreBrown
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    I had my thoughts about this before I bought it but I am so glad that I did. It really brings the story of Nina Simone to light. However, always get more information about her versus the movie. I promise you you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good representation of the life of a great sing

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    Mikey
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    The film was a great representation of the life of Nina Simone. Great acting. The vocal performances were exceptional. The make up for the female lead was very convincing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice biopic for a musical legend

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    SoopaV79
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    I felt this was a nice biopic for the late Nina Simone, despite some of the backlash over it. Nice acting by all who were involved and great scenes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unsung hero

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    Ghostchild
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    The storyline is a birdseye view of Nina's life. Her songs were powerful because of her troubled life. Zoe did her justice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nina, We Loved You!

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    Teacher
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    Uneven film of the life of Nina Simone. Go to the documentary WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? for a better telling.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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