I read mixed reviews. But I saw the trailer and it gave me the chills...that rarely happens. I watched it and wow! I was so touched, moved, and inspired by the main actresses performance and the whole portrayal and how they went about it. I think she will be nominated for an academy award! IF you have experienced any of what Aretha had gone through in your life especially as a child, you will either be triggered by the movie and probably not like it or you will be moved, brought to tears, and inspired by the courage and faith that brought her to the woman she became, like me, even though I am a man. If you have some understanding of the dynamics of abuse and the healing it takes to recover this is a movie for you. There are so many wonderful scenes in this movie. Like in the beginning it shows the collaboration of the musicians with the main actress (Aretha) compiling a newly formed song. It was simply magical.