Becoming

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“Becoming” tracks Obama’s chats from city to city, with a star-studded array of moderators (Stephen Colbert, Gayle King, Valerie Jarrett, Reese Witherspoon) setting her up to tell a few key tales. Among them are the high school guidance counselor who didn’t think she was Princeton University material, her first date with Barack Obama and how she felt the day she left the White House.

Director: Nadia Hallgren
Cast: Michelle Obama, Barack Obama

Review: While “Becoming” could have used more candid moments, the ultimate message of hope Obama delivers—one that’s entirely unique and separate from the one her husband ran on, which made her such a famous figure in the first place—is undeniably welcome at a time like this.

Verdict: Worth the Popcorn

B+

 

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