The United States vs. Billie Holiday (out Apr 22) portrays its real-life subject as a gifted musician, a powerful civil rights activist, and a troubled human being with questionable taste in men. The Federal Bureau of Narcotics subplot is clunky and the drug/alcohol addiction stuff become repetitive... but the film works when it focuses on Billie Holiday and her activism. Andra Day is wonderful in her first ever film role. Grade: B.
Mini Review - The United States vs. Billie Holiday
- Written by Matthew Toomey