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Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 92
- Fresh: 91
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 8.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: As long as you're hearing the singing and stories of Lisa Fischer, Merry Clayton, and the great Darlene Love, you can bliss out on their passion.
Fresh: This spirited, thoughtful look at unheralded but ubiquitous artists gives supreme credit where credit is due.
Fresh: Just about everything in this movie is right. And anybody who gives a rip about unsung heroines of popular music and giving credit when credit's overdue had better come up with a good excuse not to see it.
Fresh: This film festival favorite is a genuine crowd pleaser, meant to right a few wrongs in the music industry, offer a window into the lives of some hard-charging entertainers, and above all make audiences leave the theater humming a song.
Best Music Film of the year- A+++++
I saw 20 Feet From Stardom last week at the movie theater in New York City. I was amazed at how all of these lovely background singers face so much adversity in the music business. Honestly I was completely captivated and adored seeing the greatest-background singer Lisa Fischer, legends Darlene Love, Merry Clayton and the rest of the ladies in this movie. Support this movie...the best documentary of 2013.
Darlene Love was not really a background singer!
Documentaries have become fictionalized. Objectivity is cast aside in favor of making the facts fit a predetermined narrative. Darlene Love is the most famous voice of someone who was made anonymous. She sang uncredited LEAD on many of Phil Spectors biggest hits that have been heard for decades. Lumping her in with as a background singer is misleading and cheap.
So honored & proud to not only see this incredible film but also to be in it as well!! All the singers are Legendary and I’m so happy Morgan Neville decided to shine a Light on them!!!
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