Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★½

"Bad luck? Hell I eat it every day for breakfast" -Levee,

-2020 Ranked:


This is a showcase for acting with Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman leading the way. Chadwick has a monologue in this that I will always remember him by and Davis is a force throughout. What they get out of their performances elevate what is a fairly standard script into a really enjoyable and powerful experience. It does feel like a play, which would be fine if I was watching a play but I'm supposed to be watching a movie so it still feels a little basic and simple in execution but I enjoyed it. Great ending... made me annoyed.

Yea, it's good.

{Todd} liked these reviews