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What's Love Got to Do with ItAnna Mae Bullock always had a special voice. Soon after arriving in St. Louis to live with the mother who had walked out when she was small, the now teenage Anna Mae soon attracts the attention of pop group leader Ike Turner. She becomes the band's singer, his wife, and mother to his children - not all hers. In love with Ike and determined not to leave in the way her mother had, she finds herself the target of increasing violence from her unstable husband who can't see who is making the band such a success.Keywords:
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Directors of "What's Love Got to Do with It"Brian GibsonBirthdate: 22 September 1944, London, England, UK
Creators of "What's Love Got to Do with It"Tina TurnerBirthdate: 26 November 1939, Nutbush, Tennessee, USAKurt LoderBirthdate: 5 May 1945, New Jersey, USA
Critic Reviews of "What's Love Got to Do with It"Seattle TimesJuly 29, 2013
A powerful portrait of emotional endurance, propelled by the outstanding performances of Bassett and Fishburne, both of whom lend a crucial dimension to the gradual redundancies of Kate Lanier's otherwise insightful screenplay.Philadelphia InquirerJuly 29, 2013
Their nuanced performances give a spectrum of emotional shadings to a black-and-white script that casts Tina as the Beauty to Ike's unreconstructed Beast.Orlando SentinelJuly 29, 2013
Angela Bassett is a wonderfully sympathetic screen presence who may have a big career ahead of her.New YorkerJuly 29, 2013
Fishburne's astonishing portrayal of Ike is what holds the movie together. The actor builds, in precise increments, a devastating portrait of a macho control freak; he even finds a kind of ghastly humor in the character's madness.Los Angeles TimesJuly 29, 2013
Though the picture rightfully belongs to Bassett, a final word must be said about Fishburne, who never fails to make Ike seem human if not defensible. Even in defeat, he is remarkably compelling.Chicago TribuneJuly 29, 2013
Brian Gibson, who directed the script by Kate Lanier, seems to have trouble taking charge of his material as he skips through the years.South Florida Sun-SentinelJuly 29, 2013
What`s Love Got to Do With It is sizzling film fare.Philadelphia Daily NewsJuly 29, 2013
[Fishburne's] performance is the one X factor in What's Love Got To Do With It, which in most respects is an entertaining if conventional pop star biography.Film4July 29, 2013
Agreeably camped-up biopic, ringing with righteous sentimentality and brassy defiance, with a furiously good central performance from Bassett.Empire MagazineJuly 29, 2013
Basset genuinely holds your sympathy as the little country girl Anna Mae Bullock, singing and suffering her way to superstardom and personal liberation, [and] Fishburne is sensational.Christian Science MonitorJuly 29, 2013
Angela Bassett gives a superbly versatile performance as the heroine, and Laurence Fishburne's portrayal of Ike Turner consolidates his status as one of the most expressive and intelligent actors in movies today.Baltimore SunJuly 29, 2013
It's an astonishing movie, first because despite the pathology of the relationship, it's not only about victimization; it's a celebration of spirit, both religious and human, about a woman who finally found the guts (and the faith) to say "No more."
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