Mama, I Want To Sing DVD Review | STACIE RAYE

Mama, I Want To Sing DVD Review


Friday night, my husband and I watched, "Mama I want to Sing", starring Ciara. It had just been re-released on Feb. 14th and I got the chance to review it.

Synopsis

A story about faith, family, and the power of love, MAMA, I WANT TO SING smashes onto DVD.  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 very 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.
MAMA, I WANT TO SING features a star-studded cast, including Billy Zane (Titanic), Broadway legend Ben Vereen (All That Jazz), Hill Harper (For Colored Girls), and Kevin Phillips (Notorious). 

My Thoughts

I thought the movie had a good story line but seemed a bit corny at times.  This DVD is filled with amazing actors and actresses and stellar singing - which was entertaining enough despite the fact that the script seemed to jump around at times.  Ciara did a pretty good job playing the shy Amara, but at times her acting fell a little short.  There a re a few funny parts and loads of drama, but in the end it all works out.

It does have a very real message though for those who aspire to be the next big thing.  Preteen girls would probably enjoy this movie because of Ciara's part in it.

*This DVD was given in exchange for my honest review.  No compensation was received.

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