Lifetime got it right this time. The highly anticipated Whitney biopic aired this past weekend and, I give it two thumbs way up. Angela Bassett in her directorial debut did an amazing job of telling the love story of entertainments most tumultuous couple Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. YaYa DaCosta (ANTM, The Butler) did an amazing job of portraying the late great Whitney Houston and, talk about lip sync for your life honey she did that. Although Whitney Houston’s vocals were not used in the film Deborah Cox sang the few Whitney songs that were heard in the film including the chart topping hit I Will Always Love You. Now onto Bobby Brown, actor Arlen Escarpeta had you thinking you went back in time and was looking at the real Bobby Brown. Despite not having Bobby Brown’s infamous gap Arlen Escarpeta gave you everything else you wanted to see in Bobby Brown.
The film focused so much on the relationship of Bobby and Whitney all the tea was spilled. Who knew it was Whitney that got Bobby Brown on drugs? I think that was a shocker for everyone. Bobby Brown’s ‘bad boy image” was definitely redeemed in this movie, it was like seeing another side of him that no one ever knew existed. Well while all the relationship tea was spilling we missed the music. Whitney Houston was known as “The Voice” I would have liked to hear more songs although it wasn’t her singing I still wanted to see more performance scenes because that’s what we want to remember her for. Now of course with a biopic like this social media was going off with #Whitney. I was happy to see more people actually enjoying the movie and, not criticizing unlike the disastrous Aaliyah movie. So many memes surfaced after the movie aired but, for the most part all positive ones. I love a good biopic and along with Selena, and Whats Love Got To Do With It; Whitney is definitely one to watch.