5.1/10
1,556
22 user 11 critic

Whitney (2015)

A chronicle of Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.

Director:

Angela Bassett

Writer:

Shem Bitterman
Reviews
Popularity
2,650 ( 2,684)

Watch Now

From $14.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON TV
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Whitney (2018)
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Whitney Houston, Ellen White, Michael Houston
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tells the story of Whitney Houston's extraordinary life and tragic death.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal
Stars: Whitney Houston, Tony Anderson, Burt Bacharach
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of Legendary hip hop/r&b/pop trio TLC.

Director: Charles Stone III
Stars: Keke Palmer, Rochelle Aytes, Evan Ross
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The life story of R&B singer-songwriter and producer, Toni Braxton.

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Stars: Lex Scott Davis, Debbi Morgan, Skye P. Marshall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yaya DaCosta ... Whitney Houston
Arlen Escarpeta ... Bobby Brown
Yolonda Ross ... Robyn Crawford
Suzzanne Douglas ... Cissy Houston
Mark Rolston ... Clive Davis
Wesley Jonathan ... Babyface
Hampton Fluker ... Steve
Reign Morton Reign Morton ... Eddie Murphy
James A. Watson Jr. ... John Houston
Kevontay Jackson Kevontay Jackson ... Gangbanger
Noree Victoria ... Sheryl
Nafessa Williams ... Kim
Billy 'Sly' Williams ... Pastor Marvin Winans
Saundra McClain ... Aunt Bae
Deborah Lacey ... Award Presentor
Edit

Storyline

A chronicle of Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Lifetime [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whitney See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Singer CeCe Winans was portrayed by her own niece, Deborah Joy Winans. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when Whitney and Bobby are shopping on Rodeo Drive, logos for Moncler and Tom Ford are visible in the background. Neither store would have been established enough to have a store on Rodeo Drive. See more »

Quotes

Whitney Houston: Time to be Whitney Houston.
See more »

Connections

References Sparkle (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Too Much
Written by Luther Vandross
Performed by Luther Vandross
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The movie was too 1- sided...
23 October 2017 | by dawnedwards-97622See all my reviews

I know this is a late review, as i see that this movie aired a few years ago, I actually liked the movie as far as entertainment purposes. It does seem according to this bi-opic, Whitney was already heavy into drug use. Bobbie Brown was completely innocent of any wrong doing...smh Umm yeah right! Did Bobbie have anything to do with the production of this movie? He comes out smelling like a rose and looking like a dutiful husband. Whitney had an amazing talent that very few are ever close to being born with. Bobbie Brown however he came to be, was nowhere close to her range. I never did get the attraction as far as talent was concerned. I feel like he was a huge part of her demise. Bobbie rode her coattails to popularity and stardom. I was truly saddened by her downfall and her untimely death. Truly a sad ending indeed. Not to mention the death of her young daughter following right after hers. With that all said and done, I thought that the young, beautiful newcomer Yaya Decosta did a phenomenal job portraying larger than life Whitney, especially the onstage performances. She captured her pretty well. If she keeps it up, I am sure we will see a lot more of her in the future...


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed