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The Reel Critic Reviews ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

Written by on December 27, 2022

This week on “The Reel Critic,” Reggie Ponder takes on the new Kasi Lemmons film I Wanna Dance With Somebody as it details the life of the woman with the dynamic and powerful voice, Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston, known as “The Voice,” is a greatly decorated singer and performer, but what goes on behind the scenes? I Wanna Dance With Somebody dives into the life of the woman behind the voice. The film does not shy away from talking about some hard truths, like Houston’s struggles in her relationships, both personal and professional. Through the film, Houston, played by English actor Naomi Ackie, is immortalized and given the respect she deserves. 

The soundtrack is filled with music that audiences know and love, and it’s said the film leaves audiences wanting to dance. Director Kasi Lemmons delivers a story of great depth and magnitude, and makes sure to tell a story the family, friends and fans of Houston will be proud of. I Wanna Dance With Somebody was originally released on December 23, 2022 and is now in theaters everywhere. Hear what Reggie had to say about it on the latest episode of The Reel Critic

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Introduction written by Joshua X. Miller

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