“Whitney” is a garbage biopic that feels like it belongs to another decade. But, that’s what happens when you rush a film out so soon after the death of its titular focus. Everyone wants to be respectful and no one wants to tell the truth. Also, did Bobby Brown pay for this to get made or something? I’m a New Edition fan, but even I see that dude for what he did.
Yaya DaCosta is workable in the lead role. But, what happened to Angela Bassett as a director? If this is the best she has to offer, then she needs to stay in front of the camera. But, I don’t wish to blame a film like this on its director. You can only do so much when your hands are tied.
The DVD comes with a Digital HD copy as its sole special feature. The A/V Quality is workable. The transfer is clean and the Dolby 5.1 track opens up all channels. Still, it is what it is. Take that for what you will and stick to streaming it.
Release Date: 04/14/15