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      Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

      PG-13 Released Dec 23, 2022 2h 26m Biography Drama Music TRAILER for Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Trailer 2 List View All /m/whitney_houston_i_wanna_dance_with_somebody/videos videos Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody: Deleted Scene - Cool and Smart Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody: Deleted Scene - Cool and Smart 0:45 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody: Featurette – Fun Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody: Featurette – Fun 1:00 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Featurette - Naomi Ackie is the Real Deal Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Featurette - Naomi Ackie is the Real Deal 0:50 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Trailer 2 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Trailer 2 1:46 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Trailer 1 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Trailer 1 1:57 View more videos
      43% Tomatometer 136 Reviews 92% Audience Score 1,000+ Verified Ratings Discovered by record executive Clive Davis, Whitney Houston rises to fame in the 1980s to become one of the greatest singers of her generation. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Another wiki-biopic for posterity's sake, the relatively watchable I Wanna Dance with Somebody leaves you feeling like you were on stage with Whitney Houston, but didn't really get to dance with her.

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      Naomi Ackie does an outstanding job as Whitney Houston in I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and even longtime fans might learn a few things about the singer's life.

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      Jenny Nulf Austin Chronicle WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY is like the SparkNotes of [Houston's] life, a smattering of collected moments that feel hollow. Rated: 1.5/5 Feb 21, 2023 Full Review Stephen Romei The Australian It is a celebration of her too-short, spectacular career but it does not ignore her drug use, her sexual relationship with Crawford, her tempestuous marriage, and her concert disasters. Jan 6, 2023 Full Review Donald Clarke Irish Times I Wanna Dance with Somebody plays by the rules of the TV movie to efficient, if scarcely groundbreaking, effect. It will change no minds about Whitney Houston. Rated: 3/5 Jan 3, 2023 Full Review Maxance Vincent InSession Film It's miraculous that a movie penned by the screenwriter of Bohemian Rhapsody would be worth watching, but Kasi Lemmons continues to prove she is a highly versatile filmmaker/actor whose imprint on cinema will be felt for decades to come. Rated: A Mar 6, 2024 Full Review Marya E. Gates Cool People Have Feelings, Too. (Substack) It wasn’t gay enough, but that it was gay at all gives me hope we’ll get this part of her story done right some day. Feb 13, 2024 Full Review Nadine Whitney Mr. Movie's Film Blog I Wanna Dance with Somebody is a disservice to the memory of Whitney Houston. Make a playlist, watch videos, dance to her music. That’s a better way to remember her. Sep 6, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Angelica Awesome! The best of all of the Whitney biographies Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/28/23 Full Review m c So GOOD! What else can I say? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Did not disappoint Loved th whole movie. When youre a Whitney fan, you want the movie to remind you how awesome she was. The movie did just that Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Peggy I love her songs and how she sings them, so this movie was awesome! I love seeing how she got the songs she did. Its so sad though when drugs hurt people's lives and ability to function. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Harlan M Strong performances. A lot of life was lived in 48 years and all couldnt have been covered in the 2+ hour movie. Well filmed and presented. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Evie You see the complexity of her life. Heartbreaking and so tragic for someone so talented. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Discovered by record executive Clive Davis, Whitney Houston rises to fame in the 1980s to become one of the greatest singers of her generation.
      Director
      Kasi Lemmons
      Producer
      Anthony McCarten, Patricia Houston, Clive Davis, Larry Mestel, Denis O'Sullivan, Jeff Kalligheri, Matt Jackson, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill, Matthew Salloway, Christina Papagjika
      Screenwriter
      Anthony McCarten
      Distributor
      TriStar Pictures
      Production Co
      West Madison Entertainment , Primary Wave Entertainment, Compelling Pictures, Muse of Fire, Black Label Media, TriStar Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Strong Language|Smoking|Strong Drug Content|Suggestive References)
      Genre
      Biography, Drama, Music
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 23, 2022, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 28, 2023
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $23.4M
      Runtime
      2h 26m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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