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Old 01-13-21, 11:35 AM
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The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021, D: Lee Daniels) S: Andra Day




Her voice would not be silenced. Experience Andra Day as Billie Holiday in ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday,’ directed by Lee Daniels. Premieres February 26, only on Hulu.

Starring: Andra Day, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Dana Michelle Gourrier, Erik LaRay Harvey, Evan Ross, Garrett Hedlund, Melvin Gregg, Natasha Lyonne, Rob Morgan, Tone Bell, Trevante Rhodes, Tyler James Williams

Summary: A drama that follows legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by Black federal agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.
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Re: The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021, D: Lee Daniels) S: Andra Day

Interesting, that is Andra Day's first acting part (she appeared as a singer in Marshall and did voice work in Cars 3, which I saw but immediately forgot). She's best known for this song, featured in Marshall.

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Re: The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021, D: Lee Daniels) S: Andra Day

Out tomorrow.

Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the...billie_holiday
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Re: The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021, D: Lee Daniels) S: Andra Day

I watched this tonight. Great performance but the movie just feels like a slog to get through.
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Re: The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021, D: Lee Daniels) S: Andra Day

Yeah, Audra Day was phenomenal but the movie was okay.
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Re: The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021, D: Lee Daniels) S: Andra Day

What a great lead performance. Really hard to believe that this was Day's first film. I wish the rest of the movie was as good. It just didn't come together and then really seemed to narratively fall apart.
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Re: The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021, D: Lee Daniels) S: Andra Day

To echo the last three posts, another stellar performance in an otherwise pretty awful film. Just like the "The Iron Lady". And to some extent, "Bohemian Rhapsody".

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