This movie was the ultimate let down for those of us who desire to know the history of a person.
The script did nothing to let you into the life of Ma Rainey. You get no childhood story, no relationship problems she overcame, nothing inspirational about this person.
What in fact I did gather from the character of Ma Rainey, is she knew how to handle her business and she was a touch bit arrogant.
Now, Levee the trumpet player you learn all about his how and why he was who he was.
The movie should have been titled “Ma Rainey’s trumpet player.” Since Chadwick was the true star of this movie.
I’d like to see titles of movies coincide the script and storyline.
This movie was a let down, for Ma Rainey and those who were looking to get a closer look into this legendary woman’s life.
Never write a Biography on someone you know nothing about. A friend of mine said and I quote him saying ” the movie left me feeling like I had been dropped off on a dead end one-way road.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom gets a one ⭐ review for me, because there was only one star, but that star was not the main character who the movie was supposed to be about.✊🏾