Mama I Want to Sing

Summary: A story about faith, family, and the power of love, MAMA, I WANT TO SING smashes onto DVD February 14 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Adapted from the hit off-Broadway musical, MAMA, I WANT TO SING brings down the house with electrifying performances by R&B and gospel music legends.

Talented but na├»ve, Amara Winter (multi-platinum selling artist Ciara) is a young gospel singer who dreams of pop stardom. Raised in a tight-knit community, Amara is discovered by agents who quickly propel her to the top with recording sessions and television appearances.  Soured by the sudden media attention, Amara’s preacher mother (Emmy Award®-winner Lynn Whitfield, Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story) implores her to stay grounded.  Amara faithfully pursues her music career even in the face of creating a strained relationship with her mother, and turns to her father (Grammy Award®-winner Marvin Winans, I Can Do Bad All By Myself) and Sister Carrie (Grammy Award®-winner Patti LaBelle, “A Different World”) for support.  On her way to the limelight, Amara must learn to navigate the often-treacherous world of celebrity and find a way to remain true to herself and to her family.

MY REVIEW:

This movie is very VERY gospel!  I personally did enjoyed this movie, but I think I'm the only one in my house who did.  It was very predictable.  The father dies and the mother takes charge, taking away from giving praise to the Lord she wants followers for herself and in the process she loses sight of what is most important, family and the love of the Lord.  I feel this movie is very much something that could and likely does happen in the daily lives of many people.  She put her children on the back burner trying to push them to lead lives she felt appropriate, which just pushes a child further away.  We are all here for our own reasons and it's a parents job to guide their children and show them what they feel is best, but you cannot shove them in the "right" direction.  We all need to live and learn and make our own mistakes, this woman had lost her husband, who was a minister, and while trying to make the world a holier place she lost her children.  Her daughter wanted to be a singer and instead of supporting she stood against it, drove a wedge in their family of three, four if you include the grandfather.   In the end she loses her son as a casualty to war and it brings her closer to her daughter.  Religion is a huge factor of this movie and of course, singing.  There is one thing that can be said about religious gospel singing, they sure get into it.  I love it, I really enjoy listening to them and wondering how they hit the notes that they do.

  This movie will not be for everyone, like I said, out of six people I am the only one who liked it, but it just shows what they know (laughing), it's a great movie.  Great story.

I give this movie 2 out of 2 (or 3 out of 6) thumbs up!

~~I received the movie mentioned above for free for my written review of my honest opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers~~

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