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Soul Men

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Bernie Mac, Samuel L. Jackson, ...
Doug Hyun

Soul Men

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
92 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/07/08
performer:
Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Isaac Hayes, Sean Hayes
director:
Malcolm D. Lee
author:
76599, 72576
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C

In the wake of the sudden deaths of Mac and soul ?giant Isaac Hayes, who has ?a cameo as himself, this comedy has a new level of poignancy. Mac and Jackson star as backup singers in an old R&B group called the Real Deal, who reunite after decades apart to perform at a memorial service for their former lead singer (Legend). “It’s like Grumpy Old Men with music and dancing,” says Jackson of the film, which allowed him to live out a lifelong fantasy of ? being an R&B star. For the charismatic Mac, however, Jackson says the role came easily: “Bernie never met a microphone he didn’t like.”
OUR TWO CENTS It already had a bittersweet premise. Now the movie might ? become an unexpected tearjerker. Talk about the real deal. 11/14

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