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"A powerful account of self-actualization spanning 20 formative years, Liesl Tommy’s biopic is also an intimate gift of love, rich in complexity, spirituality, Black pride and feminist grit rooted not in didactic speeches but in authentic experience. The ageless music, of course, is the galvanizing force, but it’s the personal struggle behind it that makes the story so affecting."
— Hollywood Reporter

Respect is the remarkable true story of Franklin’s journey to find her voice, following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her superstardom. Jennifer Hudson was selected by the Queen of Soul herself to portray her in this film.

Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Audra McDonald, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Mary J. Blige, Skye Dakota Turner, Marc Maron

Director: Liesl Tommy

Rating: Rated PG-13

Runtime: 145 minutes

Genre: Biopic, Music, POC, Woman Directed

Year: 2021

Country: United States