#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It’s 1959 in a seedy bar in Philadelphia, and Billie Holiday is giving one of her last performances interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music 4 months before her death.
Plot: It’s 1959 in a seedy bar in Philadelphia, and Billie Holiday is giving one of her last performances interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music 4 months before her death.
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Now this is a faithful version of Holliday’s Life
I’ve seen this onstage twice and was mesmerized by it both times. I saw this on HBO when I was in New York and thought it was terrific. I’ve seen Audra McDonald onstage twice, in Ragtime and Shuffle Along, and she was outstanding in both. She works hard to sound like Holliday in this remarkable biopic, and it’s a vast improvement over Lady Sings the Blues, which was essentially a black version of Funny Girl. (Nicky Arnstein wasn’t the hero Omar Sharif made him out to be, just as Louis MacKay wasn’t the rescuer Billy Dee Williams played. They were both users who got plenty out of these women, only to abandon them when they were really needed. Don’t miss this one!
Audra Channels Billie, Brilliantly!
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill has been done too many times and thank God for that! For if this version was never done we would all be missing out on something incredibly Great! I’m speaking of the great Audra McDonald. So great she is, you forget that you are not really watching the great late Lady Day herself.
Ms. McDonald doesn’t just embodies Lady Day, she captures her movements, speaking, singing and cussing vernacular to the umpteenth degree. Anyone who knows Ms. McDonald’s work can attest to the fact that she is certainly multi talented but what she does with this performance is on a whole ‘nother level.
You will enjoy all of her colorful commentary and musical numbers but let me caution you, (spoiler alert) you will witness a sad and oftentimes pitiful Lady Day as she slowly succumbs to her drunken druggy mess. Certainly gone too soon! Bravo, Audra McDonald!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Music
Director Lonny Price
Writer Lanie Robertson
Actors Audra McDonald, Shelton Becton, George Farmer, Clayton Craddock
Awards Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations.
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