2 hr. 25 min. | Rated M | Offensive language
Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Mary J. Blige, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgor, Tate Donovan
Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin. Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT beautifully captures the formative experiences in the singer’s journey, peeling back the curtain on her famously private personal life and uncovering a heartfelt story of a young woman with the greatest voice in the world, fighting to find her own voice.
Featuring several classics from the Queen of Soul: “Natural Woman”, “Think” and “Respect”, the film’s stellar ensemble includes Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans and Mary J. Blige.