Get on Up

Get on Up
On route to the stage, singer James Brown recalls a life with a turbulent childhood where music was his only constructive release for his passions. A chance demonstration of that in prison led to a new friend who helped get him out and into a musical career.

With his fire and creative daring, Brown became a star who defiantly created new possibilities in show business both on and behind the stage in face of racism and conventional thinking. Along the way, James would also become a peacemaker who redefined and raised the African-American community’s feeling of self-worth when it was needed most.

However, those same domineering passions would lead James Brown alienating everyone around him as his appetites became ever more self-destructive. Only after he hit rock bottom with a serious mistake does Brown realize what he needs to do make his life as the Godfather of Soul truly worthwhile.

Cast:
, , ,
Genre:
Biography, Drama, Music
Rating:
6.9/10 – 17,192 votes
Director:
Tate Taylor
Duration:
139 minutes
Release Date:
01 Aug 2014
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Digg thisShare on RedditShare on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUpon
You Can Also Stream
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner. The arrival of...
Genre: Drama Family Sport
Watch Movie
A History of Violence

This is the story of a mild-mannered man, named Tom Stall, who becomes a local hero through an act of violence, he lives a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife and their two children in the small...
Genre: Crime Drama Thriller
Watch Movie
Boys and Girls

Jennifer and Ryan are students at UC Berkeley, acquaintances off and on since early adolescence. She's quick, witty, ironic, literary, and independent; he's deliberate, literal, serious, studying stru...
Genre: Comedy Drama Romance
Watch Movie
Mother’s Day

Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day. Sandy is happily divorced, until she finds out her ex-husband eloped with a much younger woman. Now she must learn to deal wi...
Genre: Comedy Drama
Watch Movie
Deepwater Horizon

In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP...
Genre: Action Drama Thriller
Watch Movie
In Her Shoes

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, wi...
Genre: Comedy Drama Romance
Watch Movie
Free State of Jones

Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other smal...
Genre: Action Biography Drama
Watch Movie
Flags of our Fathers

In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japaneses protecting the twenty square kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent battle. When they reach the Mount Suribachi and six Marine...
Genre: Drama History War
Watch Movie
The Beguiled

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Cast:Genre: Rating:7.0/10 - 6,203 votesDirector:S...
Genre: Drama
Watch Movie
The Brothers

The Brothers traces the journey of four African-American men as they take on love, sex, friendship and two of life's most terrifying prospects honesty and commitment. Smart, successful and sexy, Jacks...
Genre: Comedy Drama
Watch Movie
United 93

On September 11, 2001, two American Airlines and two United Airlines domestic U.S. flights are hijacked by terrorists. After the collision of two planes against the World Trade Center and one against ...
Genre: Drama History Thriller
Watch Movie
Good Night, and Good Luck.

In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow...
Genre: Biography Drama History
Watch Movie