If you take the ride, you must pay the price
Let's do the hoochie coochie!
This musical biopic takes a look at Chess Records in Chicago, which can lay claim to having put Rock 'n Roll on the musical map, via Blues and Rhythym and Blues. The story follows one of the Chess brothers who built the business, along with famous stars of the era, and the assorted business, political and personal problems that they had.
105 minutes , No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence, Prejudice) Biographical, Drama, Musical, Period piece, Romance.
Where's it showing?
Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Mod Def, Beyoncé Knowles
Darnell Martin Screenplay Darnell Martin Music Terence Blanchard Cinematography Anastas N. Michos Editing Peter C. Frank Sound formats Dolby Digital Soundtrack Available
Made in 2008
Produced by Parkwood PIctures, Sony Music Film
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre Documentary, drama, musical
Language Strong, crude, abusive, pervasive
Nudity Very brief semi-nudity, infrequent, sexual context
Sex Intimate touching and kissing of breasts, sensual simulated sex, infrequent, suggestive sounds, implied sexual context.
Violence Moderate to strong, fairly frequent, in context, moderate blood.
Prejudice Racial and class prejudice in historical context.
Drug abuse Implied drug overdose, references to drugs
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Die Burger Paul Boekkooi 10
Cape Times Michael Sragow 15
The Citizen Peter Feldman 13 International Media
Box Office (USA) Steve Simels 8
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 15
eye Weekly (Canada) Jason Anderson 10
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 10
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 10
Metacritic.com 30 critics 13
RottenTomatoes.com 114 critics 12
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 14
IMDB 2497 Netizens 13
Average .. 60% 12
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