'Whitney' react: It's all about Bobby

January 18, 2015 3:03 AM

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'Whitney' react: It's all about Bobby

ARIANA: So I should start by saying my expectations for this were very, very low: Between the combination of being on Lifetime and being about a woman who died just two years ago, I was convinced the movie would be an offensive and exploitative look at the darker parts of Houston’s life. But I was (kind of) wrong.

Instead, Lifetime gave us a movie that tends to gloss over Houston’s drug problems—and that’s more about Bobby Brown than his one-time wife. In fact, Brown takes up so much of the film that it would have been more accurate to title the film Bobby. Really: I would have finished the film convinced it ...

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