In televised biopics, foreshadowing is your friend.When Whitney sings “The Greatest Love of All,” Bobby is smitten, too.But when Houston’s family comes out warning fans to “brace themselves for the worst,” it’s also probably a good idea to buckle up.As they say in the film: Time to be Whitney Houston!
Whitney heads to the studio with a new hairstyle and a new tune, “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” but it’s the same old song: She grills everyone for details about Bobby Brown.Then, a shirtless Bobby gets a heck of a mail delivery: A check for over ,000,000 and an invitation to Whitney’s 25th birthday party.(Note to self: find mail key.) He puts a shirt on for the occasion.Houston’s melismatic style and did a suitably incredible job with the vocals.And actress and America’s Next Top Model alumna Yaya Da Costa did a mean Whitney head shake, too.
does a commendable job squishing Houston’s lifetime of bad choices, career highs and personal lows into just two hours.