Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    The critic plagiarismcheck plagiarismsearch.com consensus on "I Want to Dance with Someone" is that while it offers a wacky and entertaining biopic experience, it ultimately falls short of fully capturing the essence of Whitney Houston's life and legacy. The film leaves viewers feeling tantalizingly close to the energy and spirit of Houston's performances but ultimately yearning for a deeper connection and understanding of her personal journey. Despite its shortcomings, the film offers a relatively decent watch, particularly for fans eager to relive Houston's iconic moments on stage and explore the complexities of her life and career.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    A great movie and a great choice in casting everyone. the script and the acting was great and made me watch through the entire career of her.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Loved the music and Naomi Ackie was outstanding
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    I enjoyed this, but was frustrated at times because it felt like just little bits and pieces of the story and not a lot of depth. I do like biopics, but maybe they are best done as limited series when it is someone as complex as Whitney Houston. Ackie and Tucci was amazing and worked very well together. I can say that I learned a lot about Whitney's story that I didn't know. What I liked: Ackie and Tucci were great. The Makeup and Hairstyling. The extras on the DVD. The Music. The realism of the Super Bowl performance. The honesty about the drug use and her relationship with Crawford and concert failures. What I didn't like: Tried to put too much in, or took too much out because of time. Felt a little like a TV movie at times. Whitney Houston seemed bigger than this movie.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    Let's hope movies like this will put an end to the onslaught of needless and often sub-standard musical biopics that have haunted our theaters and TV screens for so many years now. I'm not sure this is the worst I've seen, but it's gotta be in consideration. There is not a single moment of believability here - it feels like exploitation produced by the National Enquirer mixed with really bad Dateline NBC re-enactments. I'm sure Ackie is a talented actress, but I didn't feel the spirit of Whitney Houston emanating from her for a single second. But I felt the same about Rami Malek playing Freddie Mercury, and he won an Oscar, so what do I know? The only moments that held any interest for me were those between Houston and her alleged lover Robyn Crawford, played by Nafessa Williams in the movie's best performance. Houston was a once-in-a-generation talent, but as tragic as her life became, there is nothing that warranted this biopic. It feels like the same old same old and adds absolutely nothing to this genre. And of all Houston's songs, I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY would be the last one I'd choose to title her biography.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    It does a good job guiding us through her life but I felt the last 30 minutes felt disjointed to the rest of the film. It doesn't do enough for me in explaining her complete downfall.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    The movie was just ok. I am a big fan of Whitney however can someone write and so a movie on the postive things she did instead of her life storms
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    10 años después de su fallecimiento, llega esta película que narra la historia de la amada Whitney Houston desde su ascenso hasta su caída. Al igual que otras películas sobre ídolos musicales como La Bamba, Selena o Elvis, esta película vuelve a despertar la duda de que si ser un artista musical es una bendición o una maldición por los distintos casos que ha habido de artistas famosos que alcanzaron la cima, pero fallecieron en circunstancias inesperadas antes de poder llegar a la tercera edad. Esta película ofrece un recorrido por la vida de Whitney Houston que revela varios detalles para aquellos que no estén muy familiarizados con ella o que solo la hayan conocido por The Bodyguard con Kevin Costner. La película hace bien en querer narrar toda la historia, pero la dificultad es que hay una clara limitación al momento de tratar de narrar todos los acontecimientos. La película es desde luego un resumen de toda la vida de Whitney porque se nota que hay muchas cosas que no se exploraron y quedaron fuera. Eso es comprensible, ya que estamos hablando de una historia que duro alrededor de 16 años y es muy difícil poder contar todo eso en una película de dos horas y media. Posiblemente, tendría que haber sido una película de alrededor cuatro horas para dar más detalles. Aun así, es una película bastante respetable que se esforzó en enfocarse en la vida de Houston desde su perspectiva. Es una película realmente asombrosa por como se produjo y la banda sonora compuesta por las canciones de Houston es algo que también toma gran relevancia en la película. Se puede concluir diciendo que I Wanna Dance With Somebody no es la historia completa que uno esperaría ver, por lo extensa que es la historia real, pero es una asombrosa película que sirve para recordar nuevamente a una de las artistas más populares de la historia. Mi calificación final para esta película es un 9/10.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    wonderful film, great acting, awesome story , wonderful music, so interesting
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    I pirated this movie and yet I want my money back