What's Love Got to Do With It?

What's Love Got to Do With It?

DVD - 1999
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Chronicles the relationship between Ike and Tina Turner as she grew in her career and faced the fact that she would have to leave to escape his abuse.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Video, [1999]
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780788816376
0788816373
Branch Call Number: MOVIE WHA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: What's love got to do with it?

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XGirl
Nov 25, 2017

Hello, darlings - I just love-love-love Tina-honey. In her heyday, she was such a gutsy gal.

Don't you ever believe the saying that "opposites always attract".... 'Cause in this story it couldn't be the farthest thing from the truth.

I think this movie is very groovy. It made me happy. It made me sad. It made me sing. And, it made me cry.

Ta-ta for now, darlings. Hugs & kisses 2 U all.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Nov 25, 2017

Yes. Even though this 1993 bio-picture was a somewhat exaggerated retelling of 22 years (1958-1980) in the turbulent life of famed pop singer, Tina Turner - It was still, without question, certainly well-worth a view.

Packed with plenty of brutally-fierce drama, and high-energy musical numbers - Both actress, Angela Bassett, and actor, Laurence Fishburne gave convincing, top-notch performances as a pair of dynamic performers and ill-fated lovers whose repeated head-on collisions with each other could only lead to one final conclusion.

All-in-all - I recommend this picture, highly.

*Trivia notes*

Angela Bassett's singing was all dubbed by Tina Turner.

Director, Brian Gibson died in 2004.

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Curtislamar
Apr 20, 2017

This movie is like the epitome of such a great time in the creative and well researched overall message that a movie is trying to give to its audience in regards to telling a story of a leg and life.. and WOW can we just talk about from the beginning of the play button to the end, each character and each scene they were in they truly embodied the essence of the real life, such as Selena(with Jennifer Lopez) both with this movie the amazing revelation was the each lead were not the first or even considered for the roles, and they fought for and became them, they danced, they sang, there were no short CUTS, in today's adaptation the main focus is on relevance and quantity verses something like this.

Thanks for reading, i encourage more of you to be more detailed.

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britprincess1ajax
Feb 02, 2017

WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT is a powerful film, a riveting account of Tina Turner's life, from her abandonment by her mother, to their complicated reunion in young adulthood, to her marriage and success as a musical duo with husband Ike Turner, to the turn of events that leads Anna Mae (ahem, Tina) to escape from her oppressive and abusive environment and bravely fight for herself. It's raw and brutal, but equally inspiring and beautiful, as the larger-than-life music legend gets back up and, through sheer determination, becomes the icon we know today. I really enjoyed this film and highly recommend it.

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BridgettM
Dec 01, 2016

This is one of the better music biopics I've seen, and I've seen many. The movie is rated R for domestic violence, strong language, drug use and some sexuality.

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gregarioushermit
Jun 23, 2015

A beautiful, brutal, truthful movie about getting back your power.

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rokivan
Oct 16, 2013

Despite the abuse, Tina Turner became a strong person and one of the all-time greatest female singer/performer, and with her determination, hard work and powerful voice Tina risked losing it all to escape the abuse.

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