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Legendary recording artist and Oscar(r)-nominee Diana Ross stars with multi-platinum, GRAMMY(r) Award winning singer and actress Brandy in this moving story of a mother driven to reach the heights of super-stardom at the cost of abandoning her only child. The film sparkles with knockout vocal performances by both of its stars.
- Includes Bonus Music Videos By Brandy And Diana Ross
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Along with music, she has exclusively been given this honor.
1n 1972, she blazed across the silver screen, winning an Oscar nod in her film debut, "Lady Sings the Blues" as Best Actress. She also won the Golden Globe Award as Best Newcomer and a Best Actress nod.
She followed up "Lady" with the enduring pop film, "Mahogany" that would be a #1 hit in Vareity. The theme song also became a #1 Billboard smash and Oscar nominee. As importantly, Diana won the Best Actress Cesar for "Mahogany", France's equivalent to the Oscar! "Mahogany" still airs on cable quite often....most recently spring 2017! )It grossed over $50 million, converted for today's inflation).
Initially, her next film, the musical "The Wiz" was viewed as a career faux pas. Diana's "E.S.T."-like performance was seen as laborious and miscast. The critics attacked her with a vengeance. The box office initially $24 million. After numerous cult showings and constant cable airings,"The Wiz" calculates over $600 million globally! Admittedly, Michael Jackson's sole film, the transitioning of the entire cast save for Diana certainly changed the film's financial perception.
Diana was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress.
She worked passionately for years to make the bio-film of Josephine Baker's life. She portrayed La Baker in her Tony Award winning "An Evening with Diana Ross". She even lived in Paris for a year researching her life. Unfortunately, HBO scooped her in the excellent "The Josephine Baker". Lynn Whitfield, actress that won the role in a performance reeking of Diana. It has since become a lost dream for Diana.
The film before "Double Platinum", "Out of Darkness" earned Diana her 3rd Golden Globe.
Prior to completing "Double Platinum", she mentioned in several interviews a desire for her film be a light fluff, family pop film. "Double Platinum" fits the bill. The music is quality and youthful. Sans an official soundtrack, the songs ended up on Diana's and Brandy's current albums at the time.
Diana's performance is a little sad with a tad too much pathos. Brandy's performance reeks of a little too "All About Eve" lacking the high drama.
With a short film resume, Diana's clearly been denied a full and rich filmography.
The Award winning production team, Merron/Zadan delivers a Top 10 Neilsen's winner. The IMDB gives the movie 5.9/10. After "Life with Judy Garland", "Double Platinum" is Director Robert Allan Ackerman's best known film. Brian Stokes Mitchell gives an all too brief performance as the lead character's husband.
The movie has had a global release!
Back to the movie, Double Platinum is about singer Olvia King (Ross) Who chooses to leave her husband and newborn for a record deal. Years later when Kayla (Norwood) is a Teen, Kayla wins a Radio contest to meet Olivia, unknown they are mother and daughter where Olivia announces she's Kaylas mom and helps Kayla also become a star.
While The movie it's self is a great story, The music used is all from Brandy's 1998 Album "Never say never" and Ross' 1999 Album "Every day is a new day". the main problem with the movie is way too much lip syncing goes on
Given the fact that some scenes they're supposed to be performing live and recording the songs in the studio, an effort could have been made to make it seem more realistic.
Other than that, It's a must have for Brandy And Diana Ross Fans because it's a good movie. It just should have been in wide screen and feature more live singing