Mama I Want To Sing

4.21 h 35 min201213+
A preacher's daughter, Amara, sings in the church choir before being discovered by a well-established musician. Soon she rises to international fame as a pop singer.
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Patti Labelle
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4.3 out of 5 stars

237 global ratings

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EbonyC.Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Bad Production
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I've just spent $3.99 and the past hour and forty minutes watching this movie and still do not know what the point or story was. The plot and the production were not good at all and it was just a waste of good talent. The problem is with the lack of character development. This movie is just-all-the-way-around BAD!

Save yourself... Don't be bothered.
Robert C. MeadowsReviewed in the United States on July 12, 2012
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not the Musical!
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Although this presentation has some delightful merits on its own, it is NOT a faithful depiction of the original Musical as presented on the stage. Some elements have been retained, such as a glimpse of an amazing gospel choir in rehearsal (but greatly abbreviated from the stage version).

The acting is decent, and some of the singing is quite rewarding. The basic plot, that of a gospel singer who wants to become a pop superstar (against family objections), is retained. The movie can be enjoyed on its own merits, but should not be considered as a legitimate representation of the Broadway production.
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Marilyn HReviewed in the United States on October 11, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mama I Want to Sing
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I love this movie. I bought one for me and one for a friend in Georgia.
Christina JReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
I was an extra in this movie
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It was a pleasure to work along side of the many stars in this movie. I enjoyed seeing everything behind the scenes and the finished product. I still love this movie.
Miss ShopallthetimeonlineReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2012
3.0 out of 5 stars
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I love all the characters of this film. I do love Ciara, but her voice just did not go for it in this movie. She's a great entertainer, but her singing too me was off. I know I cannot sing either, but a little more effort she could have been applied. I really like that fact that this movie was solely shot in "NEW ORLEANS" my home town. Great storyline it reminded you of the Preachers Kid a bit......try a lot!
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shelia heimReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2013
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It Expain how her father entrench her goal, as a singer snd to achieveE, with the acknwoledgementof success. Al-Though her father's death was sudden. The value with her mother role was most warming and important. She replaced the father. The mother, being over-protected of her daughter singing, it always was disapproval and negative cristicim. The brother , is her super supporter. But, he's caught between the drama of his mother and sister. Her brother sign himself into the militarty. The grandfather trying to achieve and keep the family love by debugging the drama, The unfortunate sucess that mold the family togther, was a UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHER. 5+ STARS AND THUMBS UP
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Denise Hicks Francis, AuthorReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I saw the original Mama I Want To Sing play by Vy Higginson and have loved the story line ever since. But this movie put a new spin on a great story and i fell in love with it all over again! You won't be disappointed with this film! Juanita Bynum is a natural! I loved her performance!!
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Jeanette WilliamsReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I love this movie
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