‘Get On Up’ is blessed with heart, soul, funk

August 1, 2014 10:11 PM

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‘Get On Up’ is blessed with heart, soul, funk

The average Hollywood biopic dramatizes struggle, inspiration, triumph, survival. What it rarely captures is sweat.

Well, of course it does: It’s the story of James Brown, hardest-working man in show business and one of the 20th-century’s legitimate creative geniuses. Unlike all those artists who strain to make it look easy, Brown delighted in making it look hard. Perspiration poured off his body as he whipped hi...

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