Get On Up
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Chadwick Boseman who's work we have previously highlighted with our selections of 42 and Marshall. Today our Rialto Recommends is his 2014 portrayal of James Brown in GET ON UP. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Dan Aykroyd. With an unforgettable Chadwick Boseman in the starring role, GET ON UP offers the Godfather of Soul a fittingly dynamic homage. Time Magazine raved "Incarnating James Brown in all his ornery uniqueness, [Boseman] deserves a Pulitzer, a Nobel and instant election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." While Rolling Stone declared "To play James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, in GET ON UP, cautious just won't cut it. No worries. Boseman tears into the role like a man possessed. You can't take your eyes off him." GET ON UP is streaming on HBOMax, HBONow and MaxGo. It is available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu and others HERE.