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The United States vs Billie Holiday review: Andra Day outclasses Lee Daniels’ middling movie – NEWS.com.au

The United States vs Billie Holiday review: Andra Day outclasses Lee Daniels’ middling movie

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Theres something so exciting about a revelatory performance like that of Andra Day in The United States vs Billie Holiday, an otherwise middling bio-pic of the legendary singer.Day’s effervescent portrayal of the jazz icon earnt her an Oscar nomination, an incredible feat for a first-time actor, some might say impossible, and usually an honour that goes to child actors.
It’s a visceral and committed performance that evokes Holiday’s incredible presence and charisma, but also her pain.
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