GOOD AFTERNOON SAINTS & SINNERS
NOW LETS GET INTO THIS TV REVIEW
First, let me say how well of a job Lifetime is doing with their content! They are killing it! Congrats to the entire production team, cast, and crew! I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and was impressed with the quality of the film. You could tell they tried to cram as much as they could into two & a half hours but it was still spaced out nicely.
Growing up “in tha church” I became aware of the gospel group back in the ’90s when they were just a trio, I honestly had no idea about their mother and their other sisters. So you can only imagine how surprised I was to see their biopic.
Who are The Clark Sisters?
The Clark Sisters are the daughters of the infamous gospel musician and choir director Dr. Mattie Moss Clark. They are credited for helping to bring gospel music to the mainstream and are considered as pioneers of contemporary gospel. The Clark Sisters are one of the greatest gospel groups of all times, winning several Grammys! Just like any other musical groups they had their fair share of trials and tribulations throughout their careers.
Within the first 20 minutes of the film, it is action-packed! Who would have thought that a biopic about the gospel version of the Jackson 5 would have this much drama! From their choir director mamma throwing her shoe at folks to all of the different personalities and interpersonal issues, each daughter was dealing with. Although I loved the movie, I think it should have been a mini-series and lasted several nights. I am sure there was so much more left out. I need to go watch the unsung of them now to tie up some loose ends!
A FEW TAKAWAYS:
DENISE CLARK: Raven Goodwin is a great actress and made a hard character loveable! But honey when she said ” and these are my 7 sons” I almost fell out! The way Denise sashayed through that funeral strolling down that aisle, my mouth fell to the floor. Honestly, they shaded Denise the entire movie, I wonder how she truly feels because I would be pissed!!
Dr. Mattie Moss Clark played no games, honey she didn’t even play the radio! Actress Aunjanue Ellis was Phenomenal, she definitely deserves an Emmy! I am not here to debate if Dr. Clark was really like the Joan Crawford of her household. All I know is Aunjanue Ellis showed out, she had me feeling her character from beginning to end!
All of the sisters had intricate parts in this movie that had me laughing, crying, and sometimes even angry.
- When Jackie was like “that’s why I’m gonna keep my nursing job so I can keep a check”, Denise rolled her eyes so hard, I know her head was hurting. I respect her for still keeping her nursing job at the same time as the group’s success. Jackie was in a nursing uniform in damn near every scene – I was hollering!
- Twinkie, Twinkie, Twinkie, my heart went out to her, but honey when that man pushed her mamma and she left with him (with no job and no plan) I was done! My new favorite phrase will be “Po decisions Twink” when I see another woman falling victim to a man’s foolishness!
- Karen & Dorinda came out looking like NUNS, I am guessing they had the most input in the movie.
Overall this biopic is a “must-see”, it was filled with action from beginning to end. Displays the strength and turmoil of a family on their journey to gospel superstardom!
Now if I could just get a “Braxtons” biopic I’ll be like my great-grandmother use to say, “Hog Heaven”!
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