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Becoming (2020)

PG | | Documentary | 6 May 2020 (USA)
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Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others during her 2019 book tour for 'Becoming.'

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Nadia Hallgren
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Adrian K. Collins ... Self - Adrian Collins (credit only)
Gayle King ... Self
Barack Obama ... Self
Michelle Obama ... Self
Craig Robinson Craig Robinson ... Self
Marian Shields Robinson Marian Shields Robinson ... Self
Phoebe Robinson ... Self
Oprah Winfrey ... Self
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Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others during her 2019 book tour for 'Becoming.'

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Documentary

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Michelle Obama: We focus too much on "stats" and not "story." Stats are like, "What college are you from?" But your story is like, "What was your grandfather like?" "Who was your favorite relative and why?"
High School Student Shayla Allen: What advice would you give to someone who's trying to avoid becoming just a "stat"? Like when you go to college, you're not just the kid with the 3.0 GPA or when you're applying for jobs, you're not just that person who graduated at the top of her class. How do you avoid becoming just a number?
Michelle Obama: I think what ...
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Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #3.112 (2020) See more »

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Hub-Tones
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Written by Freddie Hubbard
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I don't get the reviews!

I'm a huge fan of Michelle Obama and I deeply appreciated the "slow" (perhaps even "serene"?) pace of the film, which revealed an even more authentic image of the former First Lady. It could seem like a bunch of tour snippets seen together and maybe it is, but I didn't hate it. The film complements and supplements her bestseller very well, and I do think some background knowledge on Mrs Obama could help viewers connect more with the movie and the stories but personally my eyes were brimming with tears the whole way through. If I had anything else to say, I would probably have enjoyed more of those segments that gave a little glimpse into the lives of the young readers/followers of Michelle Obama.


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6 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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