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The lip synching, dancing, everything was so real. Terron Brooks (Eddie Kendricks) and Leon (David Ruffin) played their characters excellently! In fact, all of the characters were great!
I have watched this movie over and over again. You don't have to be a fan of the group or their music to find this movie entertaining.
But I would like to know why this movie was edited from the version that aired on T-V. If anyone has a copy of that version, please email me. I will gladly pay for a copy.
I highly recommend this movie for anyone! I loved it!
If you've seen it, my favorite line is Leon as David Ruffin telling "Otis" and "Melvin" why the group should be called David Ruffin and the Temptations... "ain't nobody comin' to see you Otis." I love the way he says that line.
But on DVD, the entire movie is included, with a few extra treats as well. I already reviewed this movie anonymously here on Amazon about two years ago, so I don't see the need to review it again. I will just say it's a very good biopic - even though much about this is fictionalized and very biased, because you only get only one side of the Temptations' story - Otis'. However, it has that wonderful Motown music that the world loves, and stunning performances. If you decide to get this, take it from me, DVD is the way to go.
The songs that propelled "The Temptations" to stardom are capably lip-synched by its talented cast. The viewer sees the beginning of the group in the nineteen fifties and its subsequent rise to fame and fortune. After being signed up by Motown, the future of "The Temptations" was almost assured, given the resources that Motown's music mogul, Barry Gordy, allotted to their development. Once they were a success, crossover was inevitable for such a talented group, and "The Temptations" became a huge hit in mainstream America.
The film details the personal highs and lows of the individual members of the group. Alcoholism, drug use, egotism, and other personal travails would plague its members and, consequently, the group. At times, the group would appear to be on the verge of a total split, especially when its cocaine craving, lead singer, David Ruffin, began making ego fueled demands. Still, the temptations endured, because no one member was bigger than the group. They began as a group, and it is the group that would endure. Though individual members would come and go, the group itself always remained "The Temptations".
This is an excellent bio pic with great music. It is a film that is worthy of being in one's personal collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my all time favorite movies! Glad to have it in my collection! Thanks for the quick, and hassle free shipment!Published 1 day ago by Cynthia J Simmons
Love this movie.. " I'm jimmy Ruffin, .....and these are the temptations"...hahaPublished 7 days ago by draimer
Not sure about what's fact and fiction, but it's a very well-done, entertaining movie!Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer