Beyoncé Knowles sounds nothing like Etta James, and Cadillac Records is nothing like factual.
Beyoncé Knowles sounds nothing like Etta James, and Cadillac Records is nothing like factual.

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Written and directed by Darnell Martin. Starring Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles and Cedric the Entertainer. Opens Friday.

Fabrications in the name of movie myth-making are, of course, to be expected from a genre that demands condensing lives into a handful of Defining Episodes; all biopics reduce and trivialize. But so egregious are the deficiencies and distortions here—in this universe, The Rolling Stones came to the United States and The Beach Boys ripped off Chuck Berry long before anyone had ever heard of Elvis Presley—that it's almost impossible to discern whether there's anything decent about the moviemaking itself. With everything so wrong, how can there be anything right about Cadillac Records?

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