5 Stars

This film captures the magic of Motown and gives a behind-the-music-like account on how some of the greatest Motown hits were made from the horse’s mouth–the musicians that created the hits, The Funk Brothers. In one of the best scenes of the movie, the Funk Brothers recall how they came up with “Heard it Through the Grapevine” at a table with Joan Osborne–it is spine-tingling. The movie was beautifully shot and recorded, featuring breathtaking live performances by the surviving Funk Brothers. Sadly, Johnny Griffith passed away on November 10th, before the film was released. Check it out–it’s excellent.


  1. it’s rubbish!

    #1 by fiona — October 5, 2003 @ 9:06 am

  2. What do you mean, rubbish? It was an awesome movie!

    #2 by Tessa — May 2, 2004 @ 11:12 am

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