The Five Heartbeats Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Townsend, Leon

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This movie is a fictionalized account of the development of R&B during the 1960s. Robert Townsend is brilliant as the lead singer of the Five Heartbeats. In addition, there are many more spectacular performances by actual groups of the '60s, including the Temptations and the Dells.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   singer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel    -   school    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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