A sweet fairy tale of the marriage between a living legend and anti-God “saint” and the wife who attended to his every need. A nice whitewash. It’s not a warts-and-all objective film.
I am always suspicious of films based on living persons who were intimately involved in the telling of their story. Perhaps GET IT UP would not have been as mesmerizing if James Brown had been alive to demand a more saintly depiction of his life.