By EW Staff
Updated November 03, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST
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Soul Men

type
  • Movie

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

Soul Men

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 92 minutes
director
  • Malcolm D. Lee

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