Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career — from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom — it’s the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. Starring Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson.
“How do songs get made, from writing to arranging to performing, and on to that eternity of just being? Respect shows us one path, forged by a queen.” — Stephanie Zacharek , Time Magazine
“When Jennifer Hudson is singing her heart out, not so much approximating Aretha’s voice as channeling her soul, the effect is transportive.” — Keith Watson, Slant Magazine
Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans