“The High Note”: Trailer Review

So, much like Lovebirds, this looks like a movie that should have been On Demand or streamed. Also, you know what grinds my gears? When we just make the same movie just with a few twists. This movie reminds me of The Devil Wears Prada but with a singer and not a fashion designer.

According to the trailer, Grace Davis, played by Tracce Ellis Ross, is a singer who is at the top of her game with a great team around her, but she’s bored and wants to expand her sound. Her team is not for it. Dakota Johnson’s character, Maggie, wants to be a producer and is probably the assistant to Davis in order to figure out how to get her producing career started. The two seem like they get together and make that artist driven album, that all artists want to make but aren’t sure will please their fans, and it looks like glitter and gold.

Correct me if i’m wrong, but I don’t see more of a conflict other than Maggie wanting to be a producer and Davis wanting to make a new album with a new sound. It also seems like Tracee is just playing a version of her mother, the icon Diana Ross, which is fine but doesn’t have enough pull for me to watch this movie. Also, what is Ice Cube doing in the movie? He seems like her agent but he doesn’t seem like me plays a huge role. Oh, and Maggie finds love with some dude who I guess works for Davis.

I think this is a strong pass for me. It seems like it should have been released On Demand. A lot of these movies that are coming out now should have been streamed or On Demand. Who thought these should have been in theaters? Anyway, I’ll probably catch this in a few months when I don’t have to pay $20 for it.

The High Note is available On Demand this Friday May 29th.

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