Get on Up

Get on Up ★★★

Getting me to enjoy a musical biopic is not an easy endeavor. This one has the built-in benefit of containing some of the most electrifying music of the 20th century and one of the better actors of the 21st. We’re still left with the same beats every single one of these types of films simply must hit, but at least it’s a good time hearing the music, watching the performances, and getting a little mythological perspective on another famous person’s rise to fame from humble roots.