Well, well, well! Who knew the daughter of reigning queen diva Diana Ross could sing so well? Certainly not us! But in “The High Note”, a heart warming movie about the entertainment industry and the pitfalls that women often find themselves succumbing to within it, Tracy Ellis Ross absolutely shines as starlet Grace Davis.
Dakota Fanning does a great job of giving true definition to the frustrations that most personal assistants deal with in the entertainment biz as well. Especially, when they have a yearning to try to undertake something else much bigger of their own.
Ice Cube was awesome in his role as Jack the manager of Grace. His character is someone who most of us in the music game have come across a time or two million! We’re curious as to where he got the inspiration for his accent though! It tickled us through out the movie.
We also truly enjoyed Kelvin Harrison Jr. and his bringing to life the role of David the aspiring singer. His voice, with it’s warm tones and soulful flows was a pleasure to listen to throughout the picture.
The flick was easy to follow and it didn’t have too many lulls. It was perfectly timed as it didn’t feel too long and thank goodness the dialog didn’t make us cringe. We were super surprised with the plot twist and we never saw it coming! All in all, it was a nineteen bucks well spent during an evening when we truly needed the escape! And the best part was you didn’t even have to leave your own home!
You can catch “The High Note” on your favorite in demand streaming device or program!